IHIT names victim of fatal stabbing in Abbotsford

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Abbotsford police vehicles and crime tape near the scene of a fatal stabbing near Clearbrook Road on Saturday.  (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
Abbotsford police vehicles and crime tape near the scene of a fatal stabbing near Clearbrook Road on Saturday. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

Police have identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in Abbotsford, B.C., that happened early Saturday morning.

Police said they were called to the 2400-block of Clearbrook Road, near the intersection of Holly Street and Peardonville Road, around 2 a.m. PT, where they found a 41-year-old man with serious injuries from a stabbing.

He was taken to hospital, but died of his injuries.

On Monday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), said in a news release that the victim has been identified as local resident Ryan Lajeunesse.

Shane MacKichan
Shane MacKichan

The release says Lajeunesse was known to police and investigators are now trying to figure out who he was with and what he was doing when the incident occurred.

"This was a targeted stabbing and not random," said Sgt. David Lee of IHIT.

Police say they have yet to make any arrests.

Anyone with information about the incident, or anyone who has dashcam footage of the area at the time, is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.

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