October 3, 2017 6:13 pm
Updated: October 3, 2017 10:10 pm

Vancouver homicide detectives looking for new information in Marpole double murder

Vancouver police have released pictures of one of the victims of a brutal double murder last week, hoping to generate new leads. Rumina Daya has that story.


Homicide detectives are appealing to the public for help in the investigation of the double murder of Dianna Mah-Jones and Richard Jones last week.

Police said the 65-year-old Mah-Jones and 68-year-old Jones were killed at the home near West 64th Avenue and Hudson Street on Sept. 26.

Police have yet to establish a motive in the slayings, and have said they cannot yet confirm whether the attack was targeted or random.

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On Tuesday, investigators appealed for more information regarding the time period from noon on Sept. 26 and noon on Sept. 27 from anyone who live in the area bounded by W. 70th Avenue (to the south), W. 58th (to the north), Oak Street (to the east) and Granville (to the west).

This is the area police are asking for residents’ surveillance, dashcam or security footage.

“We think the public can play a role in solving this crime. Something as simple as dashcam footage from a vehicle driving through the area last Tuesday could help with this case,” said Vancouver police Cst. Jason Doucette in a release.

“We’re asking residents in the area to provide us with a copy of their security footage, and to check their property for discarded items that don’t belong.”

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Along with establishing a timeframe in the murders, Vancouver police are also working to piece together Jones’ activities for Sept. 26.

Anyone who may have spoken with or seen Jones (pictured below) last Tuesday, or has video or other information about this case, is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

Police are looking for anyone who may have spoken to or seen Richard Jones last Tuesday.

Vancouver Police

Mah-Jones was a well respected occupational therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), working at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Vancouver General Hospital.

In 2015, she was named the Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists BC, and was honoured as this year’s VCH and Provincial Healthcare Hero.

Vancouver Coastal Health released a statement on Friday saying it was “shocked and saddened” by Mah-Jones and her husband’s tragic death.

~with files from Simon Little and Jordan Armstrong

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