VPD identifies homicide victim discovered in recycling bin near Kits Point

Oct 28 2020, 3:21 pm

Human remains that were found in a large recycling bin in the water off of Kits Point last week have been identified by authorities.

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) says that the victim is 57-year-old Douglas Wanke.

On October 18, a recycling bin was recovered by officers with the Canadian Coast Guard after multiple calls from people on the water. At approximately 11 am that day, Vancouver Police and the BC Coroner’s Service attended and determined that the remains in the bin were human.

Investigators are looking to speak to anyone who may have information about the Vancouver resident’s death.

Those with information can contact homicide detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is Vancouver’s 15th homicide of 2020.

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