Surrey’s Gurkaran Singh, 20, Abhijeet Singh, 22, Khushveer Toor, 22, charged in murder of Abbotsford couple

Joanne and Arnold De Jong. Photo: IHIT

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has charged three men with the May 2022 murders of Arnold and Joanne De Jong in Abbotsford.

On May 9 at around 10:26 a.m., Abbotsford Police responded to a residence in the 33600-block of Arcadian Way and found two deceased adults. The patrol members confirmed the deaths as being suspicious and IHIT was called in to investigate.

The victims were identified as 77-year-old Arnold De Jong and his wife, 76-year-old Joanne De Jong, of Abbotsford. IHIT continue to work closely in partnership with Abbotsford Police to further the investigation.

On December 16, IHIT investigators, along with members of Abbotsford Police arrested three suspects for the murders of the De Jongs.

Two charges of first-degree murder have been laid against each of the following individuals: 20-year-old Gurkaran Singh, 22-year-old Abhijeet Singh and 22-year-old Khushveer Toor.  All three men reside in Surrey.

“Today we are a step closer to finding justice for Mr. and Mrs. De Jong. Their senseless murders shook our community to the core,” said Abbotsford Police Department Chief Mike Serr. “I am grateful for the tireless efforts of IHIT, our AbbyPD Major Crime, Patrol, Forensic Identification and plainclothes teams to secure these charges. I appreciate our community’s support and their trust that we would never rest until those responsible were held accountable.”