November 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Updated: November 15, 2017 12:02 am

Renewed appeal for witnesses to pair of unsolved Stanley Park attacks

WATCH: Vancouver police are looking for more information in two seemingly random attacks in Stanley Park, one of which was fatal. As Grace Ke reports, investigators say they’ve made some progress in tracking down a suspect.


Vancouver police are making a renewed appeal for witnesses in a pair of brutal, unsolved attacks in Stanley Park.

One of the attacks left a man dead, while the other involved a senior.

In the wake of the attacks, police issued a public warning to park users, describing the them as possibly random. Police were also unable to rule out a connection between the incidents, though there was no direct evidence linking them.

WATCH: Senior found badly injured in Stanley Park

The initial attack happened on Nov. 22 last year, when an 82-year-old man was found alone in his car near Brockton Oval.

He had suffered traumatic injuries — from which police say he is still recovering.

READ MORE: Vancouver police looking for man in connection with 2016 assault in Stanley Park

The second incident happened on Feb. 1, when 61-year-old Lubomir “Lubo” Kunik was attacked and killed on the seawall between Second and Third beaches.

He was found just before 11 p.m. by a man walking his dog.

WATCH: Man found dead along Stanley Park seawall

Detectives have made significant progress on the case, but “are aware that people with direct knowledge relating to the attacks have not yet come forward,” according to a VPD media release.

“We know there are lots of rumours out there about the attacks, especially amongst those who visit the trails at night,” said VPD Const. Jason Doucette in a statement.

“Rumour or not, we are asking people to come forward with any information they have about either of these incidents.”

WATCH: Stanley Park attacks

Police are also asking people who visit the park at night not to do so alone.

Anyone with information related to either case is asked to call the VPD at 604-717-2500.

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