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Bizarre kidnapping case leads to murder charge against one of four accused

VANCOUVER — A first degree murder charge has been laid against one of the men accused of a kidnapping and homicide in North Vancouver, B.C.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says 23-year-old Richmond resident Tian Yi Zhang now faces one count of first degree murder in connection with the discovery of a man's body on Sept. 29.

Zhang was charged earlier with kidnapping and indignity to a body and remains in custody.

Three co-accused, 21-year-old Casey Hiscoe, 20-year-old Dyllan Green and 18-year-old Jacob Gorelik, are also charged with committing an indignity to a body, while Hiscoe faces a charge of kidnapping.

When the four were arrested on Sept. 30, IHIT Sgt. Stephanie Ashton said the attack was targeted but the name of the victim and his cause of death were not being released for "investigative reasons."

Green and Gorelik were granted bail earlier this month and return to court in November, while Hiscoe and Zhang appear in a North Vancouver courtroom today.

The Canadian Press

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