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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).

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