Update: June 12, 2024

Vancouver Vancouver Police have identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide as 32-year-old Wataru Kakiuchi, and continue the search for evidence that will lead to the arrest of the person responsible for his murder.

Kakiuchi, a Burnaby resident, was found injured near Union and Main Street just before 3:30 a.m. on June 5. He had been stabbed, and died prior to being transported to hospital.

Investigators from VPD’s Major Crime Section and Forensic Identification Unit continue to search for and examine evidence, and ask anyone with information to come forward.

Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500.