Vancouver Police name Wednesday’s homicide victims: married couple Diana Mah-Jones and Richard Jones (Friday update)


VANCOUVER Police Department on Friday announced that the victims of Wednesday’s double homicide are married couple Diana Mah-Jones, 65, and Richard Jones, 68, of Vancouver.

Detectives have not yet confirmed if the incident was targeted or random. Police are working to establish a motive in the double homicide and, out of an abundance of caution, are reminding the public to be vigilant and report suspicious behaviour to police.

“This investigation is a top priority for the VPD,” said Constable Jason Doucette. “There is nothing so far to suggest this was anything but a random crime. That’s why we are asking the public to look out for one another, and report anything suspicious to 9-1-1.”


VANCOUVER Police on Thursday night recovered the 2014 white Kia Soul with B.C. licence plate ACK 605 that they had asked the public earlier in the day to help them locate in connection to the double homicide in a Marpole home on Wednesday afternoon.

The Kia Soul was located parked and unoccupied at around 9:30 p.m., police said. The vehicle was towed by police and detectives are working to determine what role, if any, the Kia may have in connection to the homicide investigation.

Police were called to a home on West 64th Avenue near Hudson Street on Wednesday, September 27, around 1:30 p.m., to check on the well-being of the residents. Officers located a man and woman in their 60s deceased inside the home.

“It is still very early in the investigation and a motive isn’t clear yet,” said Doucette. “As our detectives collect information and put the pieces of this puzzle together, we are encouraging anyone with information about the deaths, regardless how unimportant they think it may be, to contact us immediately.”

These are Vancouver’s 14th and 15th homicides of 2017.

Anyone who may have information about these deaths is asked to call 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.