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Well-known artist Zube Aylward found murdered near Whistler

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Police have confirmed that noted artist Zube Aylward was murdered last weekend. Catherine Urquhart has the details, including what might have led to his death.

A well-known B.C. artist is at the centre of a disturbing kidnapping and murder.

Zube Aylward is best known for designing Whistler’s Mushroom House, which he sold in 2007 for a reported $3.5 million. He then relocated to Seton Portage near Lillooet.

Sources have told Global News that Aylward was targeted in a home invasion-style robbery Friday.

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It’s believed he was kidnapped and his wife was tied up. She managed to escape and friends say she’s under police protection.

His body was found the next day on a rural road. Police won’t say if they have any suspects in connection with Aylward’s murder nor will they confirm reports they may have seized a vehicle connected to the crime.

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