Victims in Vancouver doublehomicide identified

first_imgThe two people killed in a stabbing early Sunday morning have been positively identified and their families have been notified of their deaths.The names of the homicide victims, 42-year-old Thomas West and 55-year-old James Olsen, were included in court records released Monday following the first appearance of the suspect in the double-homicide, Dustin Lee Zapel, 35.However, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp told The Columbian on Monday that the families of those killed had not been notified of their deaths and their names were withheld from the news story.The police agency announced Tuesday morning that the families of the victims had been notified. A third surviving victim was identified in court records as David Garner, 51.All of the men reportedly lived at the Central Park Place Apartments, which is on the Portland VA Vancouver Medical Center campus and is a transitional housing program for people who are low-income, homeless or at risk of being homeless. It is managed and operated by the Vancouver Housing Authority.last_img

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