VPD still investigating motive for double homicide in Marpole home

Sep 30 2017, 4:11 am

Two days after a Vancouver couple were found murdered in their home, police say they still don’t have a motive for the killing.

Around 1:30 pm on Wednesday, police were called to a home on West 64th Avenue near Hudson Street.

When they arrived, officers found a man and woman, both in their 60s, dead inside the home.

Police have now identified the victims as married couple Diana Mah-Jones, 65, and Richard Jones, 68, of Vancouver.

And on Friday, the VPD release said police had not yet confirmed if the incident was targeted or random, but are “working to establish a motive.”

Now, “out of an abundance of caution,” police are reminding the public to be vigilant and report suspicious behaviour.

“This investigation is a top priority for the VPD,” said Const. Jason Doucette. “There is nothing so far to suggest this was anything but a random crime.”

Officers from VPD’s Homicide Unit, along with many other police officers, are working around-the-clock to solve this crime, added Doucette.

Anyone who may have information about these deaths is asked to call 604-717-2500, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online at solvecrime.ca.

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