Fatal stabbing of 26-year-old male in Whistler: homicide investigation launched

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      Update (August 17):

      The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has provided more details about this incident and, along with the victim's family, asked for any witnesses to come forward. For more information, see this article

      Original article (August 14):

      While a number of homicide investigations have been launched in the Lower Mainland—Vancouver, Richmond, and Burnaby—in recent weeks, a new investigation is underway after fatal stabbing occurred early this morning in the resort community of Whistler.  

      Around 2:09 a.m. on August 14, Sea to Sky RCMP responded to a report about a male who attended the Whistler Medical Clinic with stab wounds.

      Upon arrival, officers learned that the 26-year-old victim had died of his injuries. 

      The victim has been identified but his identity has not been released by police—he wasn’t known to police and isn’t believed to be involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict.  

      The crime scene was identified as the 4100 block of Village Green in Whistler, which was secured.

      The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken over the case and has been gathering evidence along with RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services, and the B.C. Coroners Service. 

      IHIT Cpl. Timothy Pierotti stated that there isn’t any known risk to the public and that this is believed to be an isolated incident. 

      Anyone in the Whistler Green area between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. on August 14 is asked to contact IHIT by phone at 1-877-551-4448 or by email

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