Chilliwack RCMP question residents of a Glenwood Street home Wednesday

Chilliwack RCMP question residents of a Glenwood Street home Wednesday

UPDATE: Two people wanted in Chilliwack homicide

A man who was seriously beaten in his Chilliwack home on Wednesday has since died of his injuries, police confirm.

RCMP are looking for two individuals believed responsible for the death of a 40-year-old Chilliwack man Wednesday.

John Robert Oliver Anderson died of his injuries shortly after someone burst into his Glenwood Street home just before noon on Wednesday.

Police believe the attack was targeted and are asking the public’s help locating two suspects: David “Yoda” McKay and Cydnie Markel-Rempel.

Efforts to locate the suspects are an on-going priority, said S/Sgt. Jennifer Pound. Police are currently canvassing a number of local areas, including transient encampments because there is no known fixed address for these individuals.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of McKay or Markel-Rempel, they are being told not approach or attempt to detain. Instead, call 911.

The incident began at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

RCMP descended on the home  – described by one nearby resident as “a drug house” – following reports that a man had been beaten.

Neighbours watched from windows and children stood on lawns as eight or nine people emerged from the bungalow. Two people, clearly distraught, embraced.

Another woman was handcuffed and taken away by police, apparently on an outstanding warrant.

Anderson, strapped to a stretcher and not moving, was taken to hospital by paramedics. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 p.m.

The Integrated Homicide Investigative Team has taken over investigation.

IHIT’s forensic unit was at the Glenwood Street location Thursday morning.

Several friends and acquaintances described the victim as kind and generous. “He is a good person he just got mixed up with the wrong things in life.”

Neighbours were less generous, calling the Glenwood home a known drug house and responsible for crime in the area.

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide and has not yet spoken to police, call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous.

Watch for more information.

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