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Dozens of tips investigated a month after Marpole double murder

The Marpole home where Richard Jones and Dianna Mah-Jones were found on Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017. (Stephanie Froese, NEWS 1130)
Summary

Unclear if killings were the result of a random attack

Police continue to ask for tips in hopes it may lead to an arrest

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Nearly one month after a double murder in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood, the search continues for the person or persons responsible.

Vancouver Police tell NEWS 1130 more than 40 tips have come in from the public and each of them are being looked into.

On September 27th, police were called to a home on 64th Avenue near Hudson Street to check on the well-being of two people and when they arrived they discovered the bodies of Dianna Mah-Jones, 65 and Richard Jones, 68. Mah-Jones was an occupational therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health.

The bodies of Dianna Mah-Jones and her husband were found in a home in Marpole in September, 2017.

Soon after the killings, police urged people to use caution, to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour.

One day after the victims were found, police issued a public appeal in hopes of finding a white Kia Soul that they wanted to check may have had a role in connection to the deaths. The vehicle was found unoccupied just hours after the appeal. The vehicle was towed away as officers scanned it for potential evidence and look it over forensically.

Police have not confirmed if the deaths were the result of a random attack and they continue to plead for tips or any information that may lead to a break in the case. The killings were the 14th and 15th homicides of 2017 in Vancouver.

Anyone with more about the deaths is asked to call the VPD at 604.717.2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.