British Columbia

Vancouver police investigate 2 homicides in less than 24 hours

Police are investigating the death of a a woman found dead in her Gastown apartment Sunday morning and a man found dead in a vehicle at Marine Gateway on Saturday.

Victims have not yet been identified, but police do not believe there is a risk to the public

Vancouver police say a 45-year-old woman was found dead inside her home at 112 Water Street in Gastown early Sunday morning. (Google Streetview)

Vancouver Police are investigating a second homicide this weekend after a woman was found dead inside her apartment in the Gastown neighbourhood early Sunday morning. 

Officers say they responded to a 911 call from paramedics at 1:30 a.m. PT Sunday and arrived to find a deceased 45-year-old woman, whom first responders were unable to resuscitate. 

Atira Women's Resource Society, which operates the Gastown Hotel building at 112 Water Street where the woman was found, confirmed that the victim was a tenant and was in her unit at the time.

The society said it didn't have any other information about the incident.

Meanwhile, on Saturday evening a man was found dead in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Marine Gateway Cineplex near South West Marine Drive and Cambie Street.

Police say a passerby discovered the body just before 8:30 p.m. 

Both victims have yet to be identified.

A passerby discovered the body just before 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Marine Gateway Cineplex. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Officers have not said the two homicides are related. No arrests have been made and VPD investigators do not believe there is a risk to the public in either case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VPD's Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

VPD say these are the city's second and third homicides of 2020.