Police appeal for leads in 2015 murder of Vancouver city worker

Burnaby Now


Police are looking for leads in the 2015 killing of a Burnaby man who worked for the City of Vancouver.

Hanif Jessa, a superintendent of street cleaning in Vancouver, was shot in his car outside his home in the 7900 block of Wickham Pl. in broad daylight on July 15, 2015.

Police tape surrounds the home of Hanif Jessa on July 15, 2015, the day the 53-year-old City of Vancouver worker was fatally shot. Photo courtesy Crime Stoppers

Burnaby RCMP, however, reported the shooting was not believed to be random, and the killing sparked a heavy response by the City of Vancouver and its police department.

One of the city’s works yards was closed and the VPD sent officers to other city buildings, including city hall, to provide extra security.

After three years, however, there have been no arrests or charges laid.

Police and the Jessa family (he was married and had two grown sons, according to a CBC report) are now looking for the public’s help to solve this crime.

Anyone with information about the shooting death is asked to contact the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.