Police investigate homicide after 2nd stabbing in 3 days on White Rock waterfront

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been deployed after one man was found dead on the waterfront of White Rock, B.C., on Tuesday, according to police.

White Rock RCMP says it received a report of a man suffering from apparent stab wounds around 9:30 p.m. PT in the 15400-block of Marine Drive, a few blocks east of the White Rock Pier.

Staff Sgt. Rob Dixon said the man died at the scene. While officers arrived at the scene within minutes of the report, they couldn’t find the suspect, Dixon said.

The suspect is described as a Black man who is five feet, 11 inches tall. Police say he was wearing a hat and a grey hoodie, and his hood was pulled up over the hat.

Dixon said the man was last seen leaving the promenade toward Marine Drive.

Anyone with information, videos or photos is asked to contact police.

A man in tactical uniform holds a roll of yellow tape. The image is slightly blurred to convey movement.
An officer winds police tape around the crime scene after RCMP confirmed a body of man had been found near the waterfront of White Rock, B.C., on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. (Shane MacKichan)

2nd stabbing in 3 days

It’s the second stabbing on the city’s waterfront in three days.

On Sunday, a man was stabbed in the neck and sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a seemingly random attack near the pier around 9 p.m. PT, police said.

White Rock Coun. Christopher Trevelyan said Tuesday that the attack was “very unusual” for the normally quiet area.

Dixon says the two incidents are similar and police are now working to determine whether they are connected. The description of the suspect in both cases is also similar.

“Undoubtedly these violent incidents have raised concerns surrounding safety in our community and we want to assure the public that their safety is our top priority,” said Dixon.

“Patrols in the area have been increased and our officers will be working with IHIT to identify the suspect.”


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