Man charged in connection with 2017 Stanley Park stabbing death

Jan 9 2018, 10:47 pm

Almost one year after a 61-year-old was fatally stabbed on the Stanley Park Seawall, a 29-year-old has now been charged with his murder.

On February 1, 2017 the victim, Lubomir “Lubo” Kunik, was found on the Seawall around 11 pm, suffering from stab wounds.

Paramedics arrived at the scene, but Kunik was pronounced deceased.

Now, first-degree murder charges have been approved against Tyler Lagimodiere, in connection with Kunik’s death, the VPD announced on Tuesday.

Lagimodiere was arrested on Monday afternoon and is currently in custody.

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The murder is believed to be random in nature and not believed to be targeted, police said. Lagimodiere and Kunik had never met each other prior to the incident.

Investigators said Lagimodiere was arrested and charged after a forensic link between the evidence found at the crime scene and the accused was found.

“Our investigators worked diligently and used a variety of investigative tactics and resources to solve this crime,” says VPD Supt. Mike Porteous, officer-in-charge of Investigative Services.

Solving this murder, he added, “has been a priority for the VPD and we want to thank the RCMP forensic laboratory, the Vancouver Park Board, and the general public for their assistance and support throughout this investigation.”