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RCMP confirm identity of man stabbed to death at Kamloops motel

Daniel Myers, 33, of Kamloops was stabbed to death at a local hotel, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2020.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Dan Myers
September 14, 2020 - 3:05 PM

RCMP investigators have released the identity of the man who was murdered this past weekend at a Kamloops hotel.

Kamloops resident James Dylan Sanford, 32, has been charged with the second degree murder of Daniel Myles, 33, also from Kamloops.

RCMP were dispatched at around 6:36 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, to a report of a stabbing at the Acadian Motor Inn on Columbia Street. Police said the stabbing was preceded by a fight in the parking lot of the motel. The victim, Myles, died and the Kamloops Serious Crimes Unit began a homicide investigation.

James Dylan Sanford, 32, of Kamloops, has been charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of Daniel Myles, 33, also of Kamloops.
James Dylan Sanford, 32, of Kamloops, has been charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of Daniel Myles, 33, also of Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / RCMP

"Both the victim and the accused were people who were known to police and have had regular contacts with the RCMP in Kamloops during 2020," Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay said today, Sept. 14.

Myles had accumulated 15 criminal charges since 2012, which include possession of a controlled substance and theft of a motor vehicle. 

Sanford is currently facing two counts of trafficking heroin and fentanyl, in addition to the murder charge. 

Pillay said the conflict between the two men was not related to the drug trade, and characterized it as an "interpersonal type of conflict that was slowly escalating."

"Ultimately what we know is that there was some kind of disturbance or activity involving the suspect and the victim that started as early as 3 a.m.," he said.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


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