VPD identify victims of West End double homicide

Jul 12 2017, 8:40 pm

VPD investigators have identified the victims of Sunday’s double homicide at a West End apartment as 57-year-old Sandra McInnes and 51-year-old Neil Croker, both from Vancouver.

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Police were called to the property at 1835 Morton Avenue just before 5 pm on Sunday, July 9. Upon their arrival at the scene, officers found the two people deceased.

“The investigation is very active and complex,” Sgt. Jason Robillard said in a release. “Detectives are continuing to process evidence, including forensic exhibits.”

Officers had originally taken two people into custody, however they have since been released pending further information.

“The information collected so far suggests that this was a targeted, isolated event and that the general public is not at risk,” Robillard added. “Officers have been working with building residents to ensure that their safety concerns are being addressed.”

The VPD is asking anyone with information about this event, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity around 1835 Morton Avenue, from the afternoon of Saturday, July 8 to the early evening of Sunday, July 9, to please contact VPD homicide at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.