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Man charged with murder in stabbing death of 91原创 restaurant chef

VANCOUVER 鈥 91原创 police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man in the stabbing death of a Japanese restaurant chef near the city's Chinatown last week.
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Police cars are seen parked outside 91原创 Police Department headquarters in 91原创, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. 91原创 police have arrested and charged a suspect in the stabbing death of a Japanese restaurant chef last week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER 鈥 91原创 police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man in the stabbing death of a Japanese restaurant chef near the city's Chinatown last week.

Police say Timothy Isborn is in custody and faces a second-degree murder charge following their six-day investigation.

The stabbing happened in the early hours of June 5, when 32-year-old chef Wataru Kakiuchi was found injured and died before he could be taken to hospital.

Police say the suspect and the victim did not know each other before the fatal attack.

VPD spokesman Sgt. Steve Addison says the arrest comes after extensive evidence collection at the crime scene and information from the public, which were "integral" to identifying the suspect.

Addison says the suspect was arrested on Monday.

He told a news conference on Wednesday that police understand the killing has led to a 鈥渟ignificant amount of concern."

Addison said hopefully the arrest can 鈥渞estore some comfort and sense of safety in the community that was right on edge."

Police say anyone with information is asked to contact homicide investigators.

This report by The 91原创 Press was first published June 12, 2024.

The 91原创 Press