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Abbotsford man stabbed to death inside tent: IHIT called in

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 at 5:15 pm PDT

(Image Credit: IHIT / Twitter)

Investigators still trying to work out if the victim of a stabbing lived at the homeless camp

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – A man who was found stabbed in Abbotsford has died of his injuries.

Police say the victim was found inside a tent at a homeless encampment near Riverside Road and King Road Wednesday night.

The man was unresponsive when officers arrived. He died in the hospital.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case. It has identified the victim as 35-year-old Robert Nelson.

“We’re still trying to figure out if our victim … in fact, lived here,” Sgt. Frank Jang said.

“If you were out driving though the area or if you were out walking, if you heard anything suspicious or saw anything suspicious last night around 10 p.m., 10:15 p.m. give us a call at IHIT or contact the Abbotsford Police Department

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448.

-With files from John Ackermann