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Vancouver Police identify victim of the city’s ninth homicide and appeal for witnesses

Vancouver Police Homicide detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward in the stabbing death of 41-year-old Vancouver resident Thomus Donaghy.

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 27, reporting that a man had been stabbed near Thurlow and Comox streets. He was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The victim was working at the Overdose Prevention site connected to St. Paul’s Hospital, when he went outside. He was subsequently involved in a fistfight with an unidentified man in the area of Comox and Thurlow before the man stabbed him.

“We believe there may be additional witnesses to the altercation who have not yet called police,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, VPD. “Any information they can provide could be critical to the investigation.”

Investigators are also looking for dashcam footage from any drivers in the area of Comox and Thurlow Streets around the time of the murder.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call VPD detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is Vancouver’s ninth homicide of 2020.