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Murder suspect arrested in Burnaby

The execution of two search warrants in Burnaby last week led to the arrest of a suspect in the homicide of a 43-year-old Vancouver man, say Vancouver police.

Rodney James McDonald died on April 16 from head injuries he allegedly sustained in a violent assault in the Downtown Eastside five days earlier. He had been found lying on the northeast corner of Carrall Street and East Hastings and was rushed to hospital where he died April 16.

During the investigation, Vancouver police officers learned information that led to identification of the suspect. With the help of Burnaby RCMP, VPD officers executed the two search warrants in connection with the case.

Johan Manuel Garcia Sime was arrested April 21 in Vancouver without incident. He has been charged with one count of manslaughter and remains in custody. He does not have a criminal record.

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