Police look for ‘person of interest’ in recent homicide

SURREY – Police are looking to speak with a “person of interest” they hope can shed some light on a recent Whalley homicide.

The Integrated Homicide Investigative Team suspects Donald Lyle Salahub, 44, might have information that could help solve the Feb. 27, 2015 murder of 34-year-old Michael Donald Amy of Abbotsford, whose body was found in an SUV in the 9500-block of 139th Street.

Police have not revealed how Amy died. Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, spokeswoman for IHIT, said investigators don’t believe it was a random killing.

Salahub is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for violating his parole after failing to return to a halfway house in New Westminster in early February.

“We want to speak with him,” she said. “At this point we are hoping that by getting in touch with him he may afford evidence. We are not calling him a suspect at this time.”

Salahub is originally from Manitoba, is five feet 11 inches tall, more than 200 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Police ask anyone who knows where he is to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448). tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com