Vancouver police investigate late night homicide

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Homicide Unit have been called in to investigate Vancouver’s 7th homicide of 2011 after police received a late night call regarding a deceased man in an East Vancouver apartment.

Shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15th, a call came into 9-1-1 reporting that a man was deceased in an apartment in the 600 block Vernon Drive in East Vancouver. Officers arrived to find an adult male dead from unknown causes. A woman suffering from unknown injuries was found at the apartment and taken into custody.

At this early stage, investigators are just starting to gather information and determine what, if any, involvement the woman had. The woman remains in custody at hospital as she undergoes examination and treatment for undetermined injuries.

Detectives with the VPD Homicide Unit, officers from the Forensic Identification Unit, and others were at the scene throughout the night gathering evidence. The identity of the victim has not been confirmed and an autopsy will be scheduled to determine his cause of death.

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