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Vancouver police release names of West End murder victims

Scott Brown

Vancouver Police on scene at the Ocean Towers apartment block on 1835 Morton Ave in Vancouver, BC., July 10, 2017. Investigators have arrested a person of interest after two bodies were found in the apartment late yesterday afternoon. The victims have been identified as a 57-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, both from Vancouver. (NICK PROCAYLO/PostMedia)

Vancouver Police on scene at the Ocean Towers apartment block on 1835 Morton Ave in Vancouver, BC., July 10, 2017. Investigators have arrested a person of interest after two bodies were found in the apartment late yesterday afternoon. The victims have been identified as a 57-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, both from Vancouver. (NICK PROCAYLO/PostMedia)

The Vancouver police have identified the victims of Sunday’s double homicide as 57-year-old Sandra McInnes and 51-year-old Neil Croker, both of Vancouver.

Their bodies were discovered in a West End apartment at 1835 Morton Ave., near English Bay beach.

Vancouver police arrested two people but they have since been released pending further investigation.

The cause of death was not released.

"The information collected so far suggests that this was a targeted, isolated event and that the general public is not at risk," VPD Sgt. Jason Robillard said in a release. "Officers have been working with building residents to ensure that their safety concerns are being addressed."

Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity around the apartment building, from Saturday afternoon to Sunday evening, to contact VPD homicide at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

There have been 12 homicides in Vancouver this year, equalling the total amount for all of 2016.