Warrant issued for Surrey man accused of killing wife
Published Monday, May 11, 2015 3:09PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:49AM PDT
Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a B.C. man accused of killing his estranged wife, a mother of young children, on Mother’s Day.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has confirmed it suspects Gordon Alexander David in the death of his 23-year-old wife Cady Quaw, who was found severely injured in her Surrey home on Sunday.
Quaw was taken to hospital but succumbed to her injuries the same day.
Police believe David also assaulted another woman in the home. The extent of her injuries hasn’t been released, but the unnamed victim was admitted to hospital in stable condition.
On Monday, Sgt. Stephanie Ashton said the suspect remains on the loose and should be considered armed and dangerous.
"If you know the whereabouts of Mr. David, do not approach him. Immediately call 911 and advise police," Ashton said.
David has a long history with law enforcement and has been accused of domestic abuse in the past. He’s currently wanted for manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with Sunday’s attack.
More than a dozen women have been killed in B.C. this year as a result of domestic violence, a number women’s groups call staggering. Advocates believe the government should be doing more to combat the problem.
“Statistically with domestic homicides there are signs that something was going to happen,” said Debby Hamilton of Community Coordination for Women’s Safety said. “In fact, some people say they’re the only kind of homicide where there is predictive qualities.”
B.C. Attorney General Suzanne Anton said the province currently has an anti-violence agenda, and will be looking to see what “other approaches may possibly be taken.”
David is described as 5’6”, 161 lbs. with black hair, brown eyes and a slim build. He has a tattoo on his right forearm of skulls and the comedy/tragedy symbol.
Anyone who knows where he is can contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from CTV Vancouver’s Lisa Rossington