Investigators return to site of 2012 Abbotsford murder

Members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team were following up Thursday morning on the homicide of Ryan Saint Ange on 56 Avenue.

Investigators were on the scene Thursday morning of a residence on 56 Avenue in Abbotsford that was the site of a murder in January 2012.

Investigators were on the scene Thursday morning of a residence on 56 Avenue in Abbotsford that was the site of a murder in January 2012.



Officers with the Integrated Homicide Investigation (IHIT) team were at an Abbotsford home on Thursday morning that was the site of a murder in January 2012.

Assisting at the scene on 56 Avenue, just east of Baynes Street, were members of the Abbotsford Police’s emergency response team.

Traffic along 56 Avenue was blocked off at Baynes Street while investigators were on site.

IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound said officers were at the residence as an “investigative follow-up” into the homicide of Ryan Saint Ange on Jan. 14, 2012.

She said she could not provide any details.

Saint Ange, 21, was found dead by a friend who had stopped to visit him at his home in the 27700 block of 56 Avenue.

Although others lived in the home, no one else was there when the friend arrived just after midnight.

Two men were charged the following month with second-degree murder in connection to Saint Ange’s death.

Robert Adam Van Dusen, 27, of Aldergrove and Shayne Steven Vauthrin, 27, of Abbotsford are currently at the preliminary-inquiry stage of their court proceedings.

Police have never released Saint Ange’s cause of death nor the circumstances leading up to it.