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Victims of Abbotsford double homicide identified as couple in their 70s

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IHIT has identified the couple found in an Abbotsford home on Arcadian Way as 77-year-old Arnod De Jong and his 76-year-old wife Joanne. Police say they are following mulitple leads but are looking for information from the public. The couple was not known to police and it is unclear if this was a random or targeted incident. – May 11, 2022

Homicide investigators have identified the victims of a double killing in Abbotsford, B.C., as a married couple in their 70s.

Arnold De Jong, 77, and Joanne De Jong, 76, were found dead in a rural home in the 33600 block of Arcadian Way just before 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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Abbotsford police said the deaths were suspicious, but that early indications suggested it was not linked to the regional gang conflict.

On Wednesday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said it was still working to determine whether the killings were random or targeted.

Homicide investigators are now working on constructing a timeline leading up to the victims’ deaths.

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Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with video shot in the area around the time of the deaths to contact IHIT by phone at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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