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Edward Stobie Billy Dead: Vancouver House Fire Victim Was Murdered

06/28/2013 02:08 EDT | Updated 08/28/2013 05:12 EDT
VANCOUVER - Vancouver police have confirmed that the man found after an arson fire in South Vancouver was murdered.

Police have identified the man as 20-year-old Edward Stobie Billy.

His body was found on June 15 by fire crews who attended the afternoon fire in a basement suite of a home.

Police say crime and forensic units conducted a through examination of the crime scene in order to determine that the death was the city's third murder so far this year.

In a strange coincidence, a family had gathered in the upstairs suite of the home to grieve the loss of an elderly woman who had died the same day in a bus accident.

Police say they haven't made any arrests in connection to the murder.