After a month long manhunt, a suspect with a history of violent crime is in custody.
Daniel Paul was wanted in connection to the death of his girlfriend.
Vancouver police can’t say much right now, but note the important is that the 42-year-old man is off the street.
They say all available resources went into searching for him, since his girlfriend’s body was found in her East Vancouver home a month ago.
Rose Paul, 36, leaves behind five children — the youngest being only eight years old.
No charges have been laid against the man.
“A lot of happy tears and everybody is so relieved that he has finally been caught,” Rose’s uncle, Howard Paul, told CKNW. “Now they can all relax and rest because tension has been pretty high.”
It was a police department that had to apologize for not taking the disappearances of aboriginal women seriously, but police say they pulled out all the stops looking for Paul, with thousands of officers involved in the search.
“We had a victim, the mother of five young girls we believed was murdered in the community, we put all the resources we had available into that case.”
It took a month to find him, but Sgt. Randy Fincham insists Rose’s case is being treated just like any other of a mother they believed was murdered.
“Their background has no bearing on it…we treat everyone equally, regardless of their social economic background, regardless of their heritage.”