31-year-old woman murdered in downtown Vancouver

THE Vancouver police Department’s Major Crime Section is investigating after the discovery of woman’s body in a Granville Street apartment in downtown Vancouver early Wednesday morning.

At around 4:30 a.m. on August 1, police were called to the Regal Hotel on Granville Street near Helmcken Street about a strong odor on the second floor. Officers located a dead woman inside an apartment.

The victim has been identified as a 31-year-old Vancouver resident. The victim’s name will not be released until her next-of-kin have been notified.

This is city’s 13th homicide in 2018.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Detectives do not believe this was a random event and advise that there is no risk to the general public.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call detectives are 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.