JWADA Hedar-Kadhim, 47, of Burnaby was Tuesday’s homicide victim. He was known to police and was convicted for criminal harassment in 2016. In 2012, he was convicted for assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.
On January 2, just before 9 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP were called to the 6500-block of Telford Avenue after a report of an altercation in the lobby of an apartment building. Police located an adult male victim suffering from wounds sustained during the altercation. Despite all attempts to revive the individual, he succumbed to his injuries while at scene and his death was deemed a homicide. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) now has conduct of the file.
IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said on Thursday: “Police are looking to speak with anyone that knew Mr. Hedar-Kadhim.”
It remains early in the investigation, but police believe there was a conflict leading up to the homicide and that this was not a random act of violence.
IHIT continues to work with the Burnaby RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, and the BC Coroner’s Service to gather and process evidence. Investigators will remain in the area as the evidence gathering phase is still underway.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).