A Vernon man attacked in a parking lot two weeks ago has died, prompting a search for his killer.
Paul Jakubczyk, 53, was found unconscious about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 outside the Best Western Vernon Lodge on Highway 97. He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital, where his condition deteriorated. He died Monday night.
RCMP are calling his death a homicide. Investigators say he was seriously injured, but aren't disclosing how he died or whether a weapon was used. They were unable to interview him about what happened.
Jakubczyk lived in Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon over the last 15 years. His family lives outside the North Okanagan.
He had a few scrapes with the law, mostly for minor offences such as theft, driving while prohibited and driving without a licence. He was jailed for 14 months for dangerous driving and possession for the purpose of trafficking in Kamloops in 2002.
Police asked witnesses who may have seen a fight or anything suspicious to contact them. No one had provided any tips by Tuesday.
"We know someone is out there who knows what happened. We're appealing to that individual or those individuals who know to come forward," said RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.