News

63-year-old man murdered in Whalley

IHIT investigators search for clues following a fatal stabbing in the 10700 block of 135a street friday.  - EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER
IHIT investigators search for clues following a fatal stabbing in the 10700 block of 135a street friday.
— image credit: EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER

A senior was stabbed to death near the Front Room Drop In Centre in Whalley early Friday, sparking a manhunt for his killer.

At about 6:30 a.m., a Donald Williams Deweyn, 63, was fatally stabbed outside the building in the 10600-block of 135A Street, colloquially known as Whalley's notorious strip.

Deweyn had no criminal record, police say.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken custody of the investigation.

A motive for the killing has not been determined as of yet, but police say witnesses heard an argument between Deweyn and another man.

It is Surrey's 10th murder of the year.

Surrey has typically seen about 13 murders a year over the last decade, except for last year when it hit an all-time record of 25.

IHIT is asking anyone with information to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
Sleepy Surrey intruder arrested in North Vancouver
Charges stayed against one of three men charged in Surrey sex attacks
 
Restaurants expected to slowly comply with organics disposal ban
 
Rent controls here to stay, province says
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
 
Vipers smother Surrey 9-0
 
Safety measures lead Transport Canada to revoke order for daytime train whistles in White Rock

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.