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VPD identifies victim in Downtown Eastside homicide

Vancouver – Vancouver Police have identified the victim in the city’s fourth homicide of 2021.

Robinson Blake Russ, a 37-year-old Vancouver resident, collapsed in on West Hastings Street between Carrall and Abbot streets on April 4. He was taken to hospital where he later died from stab wounds.

VPD continues to investigate the homicide and no arrests have been made.

“Investigators believe there were several people in the area at the time of Mr. Russ’ death,” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “We are urging those people who saw what happened to come forward and speak to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Unit detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.