British Columbia

Vancouver police investigate double homicide in West End

Vancouver police are investigating a double homicide at a West End apartment complex.

A 57-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were found dead on Sunday

Police officers found a 57-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man dead at 1835 Morton Ave., July 10. (Ryan Stelting/CBC)

The Vancouver Police Department's homicide unit is investigating a double homicide in a West End apartment building. 

Officers found the body of a 57-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man on Sunday just before 5:00 p.m. PT at 1835 Morton Ave. 

At least six police cars were surrounding a one block radius of the apartment building where two people were found dead. (Denis Dossman/CBC)

The victims are both Vancouver residents, but police wouldn't say whether they both lived in the co-op.

A person of interest has been arrested. 

"No indication that the public is at risk. All parties are known to each other," said Sgt. Jason Robillard. 

Investigators were scouring the area for hours on Monday and part of the Sylvia Hotel, which is just steps away from the apartment building, was cornered off. 

Police say their search at the hotel is linked to the double homicide. 

The historic Sylvia Hotel is located just steps away from the apartment building and was cornered off for hours as investigators scoured the area. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)

Anyone who witnessed suspicious activity around the area, from the afternoon of Saturday, July 8, to the early evening of Sunday, July 9, is asked to contact the VPD homicide unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.