Jwada Hedar-Kadhim of Burnaby was Tuesday’s homicide victim

Jwada Hedar-Kadhim

JWADA Hedar-Kadhim, 47, of Burnaby was Tuesday’s homicide victim. He was known to police and was convicted for criminal harassment in 2016. In 2012, he was convicted for assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.

On January 2, just before 9 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP were called to the 6500-block of Telford Avenue after a report of an altercation in the lobby of an apartment building. Police located an adult male victim suffering from wounds sustained during the altercation. Despite all attempts to revive the individual, he succumbed to his injuries while at scene and his death was deemed a homicide. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) now has conduct of the file.

IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said on Thursday: “Police are looking to speak with anyone that knew Mr. Hedar-Kadhim.”

It remains early in the investigation, but police believe there was a conflict leading up to the homicide and that this was not a random act of violence.

IHIT continues to work with the Burnaby RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroner’s Service to gather and process evidence. Investigators will remain in the area as the evidence gathering phase is still underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


  1. This guy probably is Iraqi and I know him as I pass that house everyday on the way to Metrotown mall. You can see him outside metrotown mall smoking cigerettes and sometimes inside he is drinking coffee. I asked one day that is he Iraqi and he looked at me with angry, but I know the face. He and his friends from somalia very often , even you can say everyday drinking beer and loudly arguing each others , sometimes they are drunk and chatting in front of the apt building, even I afraid to pass at night that side of the road, because after that house two building there, which has big fenches bushes. sometimes druggist injects there pee there, but that side of the footpath road very busy with people whole day and night. He probably does not work as the other people mostly somali(know by face), but sometimes other [black guys] visit there. Party goes on the right side and left side of the building apt. lives another Old iraqi gentlemen, who sells old stuffs near skytrain station and I saw him Joyce skytrain station. Those [black guys] probably do involve of selling and most of them looks like pesky and poor looking , probably live on welfare. The best info will able to give the other Iraqi(old guy about him) and his roomates. I don’t know who lives there, but I saw him with many people in that room arguing or politicking or talking nonsense under Khat(somali stimulant) and beer. I saw many times people going inside beer case in hands.

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