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Stigmatized Properties in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • 1768 E. 11th Ave

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Double murder. Joseph Holland, 43, charged with shooting deaths of 72-year-old Dennis Wragg and 68-year-old Paul Tonks.

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  • 1772 E. 11th Ave

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Vancouver police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the double homicide in East Vancouver. Vancouver resident Joseph Holland, 43, was arrested in Harrison Hot Springs late Wednesday, according to a police statement Thursday. On July 7, 2020, police were called just after midnight to Commercial Drive and East 11th Avenue, where two men had reportedly been shot. Both victims, Vancouver residents Dennis Wragg, 72, and Paul Tonks, 68, were declared dead at the scene.

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  • 2990 E. 41st St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Woman found dead in basement: Thi Tam Nguyen, 27, lived in the basement suite where she was found dead. Nguyen's ex-husband, Cong “Danny” Nguyen, 31, had been charged with domestic assault in 2011, and he was an immediate suspect. His body was discovered by a 13 year old who was walking along a trail near the area of Portside Drive and East Kent Avenue.

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  • 2781 E. 55th Ave

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    On September 11th, 2008, Willene Wah Ying Chong lay sleeping in her bed at 2781 E.55th Avenue when an arsonist set fire to her home. The 77 year old woman became Vancouver’s 15th homicide victim of 2008, dying in the house she had lived in for over 36 years.

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  • 2345 5th Ave W.

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Woman found dead in 1st floor apartment: John Donald “Don” Thomas, 71, charged with second-degree murder of wife Theresa Thomas, 58.

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  • 1243 W. 64th Ave

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    The bodies of Richard Jones, 68, and his wife, Dianna Mah-Jones, 64, were discovered in their home at 1243 West 64th Ave. Surveillance video shows Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam purchasing a number of items at a Canadian Tire store on Sept. 13, 2017, nearly two weeks before the murder. The Crown theory is that Kam bought a hatchet at the store of the type that was used in the apparently random attack on the couple. A bloody hatchet was seized by police from the front yard of the home along with a knif…

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  • 4118 Cambie St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    For many years, ghostly tales abounded regarding the home at 4118 Cambie Street. “The story goes that it was either an ancient burial ground or there was a man who murdered his elderly mother there,” blogger Michael Kwan wrote back in 2011. Kwan related that “everyone who inhabited the home since then has experienced strange occurrences���. “We’ve heard stories of luggage being left out on the lawn, baby cribs pushed precariously to the edge of windows, shadowy footsteps walking up the exter…

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  • 3883 Cartier St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Raymond Huang, 45, was gunned down near the front gate in 2007. Huang was a member of a Chinese gang dubbed the Big Circle Boys. The murder remains unsolved. His widow, Yuan Gui Ying, a Chinese-born Canadian citizen, was arrested three years later for money laundering.

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    5018 Clarendon St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Clandestine Synthetic Drug Lab: Clandestine Synthetic Drug Lab

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  • 1120 Comox St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Stanley Judson Steeves buit this house as a speculative project in 1904 as one of a number he undertook in the area. This home is a copy of 1122 Comox, also built by Mr. Steeves and designed by noted architects Parr and Fee, although this home’s adornments have been somewhat modified. It is a good example of Edwardian Builder style and features notable bay windows and a generous front porch. Muriel Lindsay, 40, had recently beaten cancer and was about to move into a new apartment overlookin…

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  • 2549 Fraser St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    On August 3, 1991, Wanda Watson failed to show up to her 6 pm waitressing shift at the Marble Arch Hotel in downtown Vancouver, which police told Daily Hive was very out of character for her. Later that evening around 10:30 pm, neighbours saw her house on fire and called the fire department. The young woman had been stabbed in what was believed to be a robbery gone wrong. At the time, the Vancouver Sun reported that Watson entered the home when men were taking items, and she was grabbed and th…

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    1450 W. Georgia St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    No newspaper articles found in my searches. Man murdered at this location.

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  • 4496 Gladstone St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Man shot to death: Thanh Tung Tran, 33, was gunned down at the entrance of his home. Tran was known to police.

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  • 8770 Granville St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    In the early morning hours on March 4, 1993, a paper deliveryman called 9-1-1 to report an apartment fire in the 8700 block of Granville Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a body inside the burned-out apartment. The deceased was identified as Jillian Fuller and the police investigation quickly revealed she died as the result of an assault and that the fire appeared to have been deliberately set to cover up her murder. Detectives have worked diligently on the investigation, but to t…

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    16 Hastings St E.

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Man murdered in his 2nd floor apartment: Carmelo DiBella, 77 found murdered in his apartment in Tellier Tower.

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  • 1067 Marinaside Cres

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Man stabbed in 18th floor stairwell: Jefferey Qi Feng Bian, 28 stabbed in the 18th floor stairwell.

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    3416 Oak St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    I lived in one of the apartments in this building having taken over the lease from another tenant I knew. I had previously stayed as a guest in the apartment once while visiting before moving in about a year later. The night I stayed as a guest, I crashed on the couch in the living room only to wake up with the distinct feeling that someone was standing over me, staring at me. It was such an intense feeling and so overwhelming that I had to leave the apartment that night without explaining to m…

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  • 575 Richards St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Kristin Gurholt’s life came to an end in a Vancouver alleyway behind 575 Richards Street on September 4, 1981. She was naked and her skull had been fractured. Her clothing was scattered around her and a suitcase containing all of her personal effects was found nearby.

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  • 4842 Rupert St E.

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Alleged homicide, body buried in basement concrete: Robert Sturcz, 38, told CBC News he was five when his 350-pound violent, alcoholic father Aladar Sturcz broke his mother's neck in the basement of the Rupert Street townhouse, and later buried her under the concrete floor. Vancouver police said they are working with forensic and archaeological specialists on the excavation.

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  • 5979 St. George St

    Vancouver, BC, CA

    Arson resulting in homicide: Alexander James Conto, 48, and Nicholas Leonard Cortner, 50, died in fire at home.

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