Charges laid Burnaby homicide investigation

Burnaby, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2024-06-18 18:42 PDT

File # 2024-686

On June 17, 2024 at 6:13 p.m., Burnaby RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing in the 3800-block of 1st Avenue, Burnaby. Upon arrival, police located a 40-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. Despite the efforts of first responders, the man succumbed to his injuries.

Burnaby RCMP secured the scene and two suspects were taken into custody. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and worked in collaboration with Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Services (LMD IFIS) and BC Coroners Service.

On June 18, 2024, BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) laid charges of second-degree murder against 32-year-old Riza Jafari and 28-year old Hatice Haydari in relation to this investigation.

As the parties were all known to one another, investigators do not believe there is any ongoing risk to public safety, says Corporal Esther Tupper of IHIT. We’re asking anyone with information about this incident to please contact IHIT immediately.

IHIT is seeking witnesses or anyone with dash cameras who were in the area of the 3800 block of 1st Avenue between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.

Released by:
Corporal Esther Tupper
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) 


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