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Vancouver police release identities of victims in double homicide

September 29, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Vancouver police have released the identities of two victims in a double homicide and are warning the public to be vigilant.

Police say 65-year-old Dianna Mah-Jones and sixty-eight-year-old Richard Jones were found dead in a Vancouver residence on Wednesday.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive in the homicide of the married couple.

Const. Jason Doucette says so far, there is no evidence to suggest the incident was "anything but a random crime" and people should look out for one another and report any suspicious activity.

Vancouver Coastal Health says Mah-Jones was a highly-respected occupational therapist who worked at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Vancouver General Hospital, and that she will be missed by all who knew her.

Police say the case is a top-priority and Vancouver's homicide unit is working around the clock to solve the crime.

A white Kia Soul that police previously reported to be missing from the residence was found unoccupied Thursday night, and police say investigators are trying to determine if it had any connection to the deaths.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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