Victim of fatal stabbing in Vancouver identified by homicide investigators

VANCOUVER — Police have named the victim of Vancouver's seventh homicide of 2021.

They say 59-year-old Richard Hooper was stabbed numerous times and died in hospital on Monday.

He was attacked in a home in east Vancouver on May 22.

Rajesh Narayan, who police say is known to the victim, was arrested nearby.

The 38-year-old is charged with second-degree murder.

Narayan remains in custody and documents show his next court appearance is scheduled for June 18.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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