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David Jon MALLOY

Cold Case Files

Location : North Vancouver, British Columbia (BC)

Details : David Jon MALLOY was a cab driver for Yellow Cabs of Vancouver. He was 44 yrs. old at the time of his death on March 19th, 1996. On Sunday March 17th, 1996, he started his shift at 2:00 p.m. He was working primarily in the West End of Vancouver on that day.

At 9:39 P.M. North Vancouver RCMP received a 911 call advising that a male was injured and laying in the alley in the 700 Blk. of West 20th St. RCMP members and Emergency Health Services found MALLOY laying in the alley suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was conscious but appeared to be in shock. Witnesses reported hearing a vehicle in the alley and a crash just prior to reporting the incident. They reported seeing a yellow cab departing the scene. The witnesses did not get a look at the driver.

MALLOY told a witness that he was a cab driver for Yellow Cabs, his cab had been stolen, and that he had been robbed and stabbed. This information was passed on to the attending police officers and it was immediately dispatched to all police agencies and cab companies as a "be-on-the-lookout-for". MALLOY was able to tell police that he had been stabbed by a black male in his late 20's, that he had picked up the male at Seymour and Robson St. in Vancouver, and that the male had stolen his wallet. MALLOY was admitted to Lions Gate Hospital suffering from 24 stab wounds to his back, neck, head and left hand. He was in critical condition.

The Yellow Cab Co. dispatched the information about MALLOY’s cab being stolen and the fact that he was robbed over their computer dispatch system. At approx. 9:49 p.m. one of their cab drivers saw the cab travelling east bound in the 100 block of West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.

The cab driver was heading in the same direction and followed the stolen cab for a few blocks. The cab driver eventually lost the stolen cab in the traffic. He got a good enough look at the suspect driving the cab to supply the following description; a dark skinned male, with a goatee, wearing glasses and a white ball cap. This witness was later able to provide police with a composite drawing of the suspect. The stolen Yellow Cab was located at 10:03 P.M. at Dunlevy and Cordova St. in Vancouver by another Yellow Taxi employee. A forensic examination of the cab failed to turn up any evidence that would help to identify a suspect.

David Jon MALLOY died from his injuries in Lions Gate Hospital on March 19th, 1996 two days after the incident. This murder remains unsolved.

Contact : Anyone having any information regarding this unsolved homicide is asked to contact Sgt. Gerry Webb of the North Vancouver Serious Crime Unit at 604-983-7417or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

File : North Vancouver Detachment File 1996-9391