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UBC prof stabbed to death

A Canadian killed in Chile was a former professor at UBC.

The university has confirmed Peter Winterburn was a retired professor from the university's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, CTV News Vancouver is reporting.

Winterburn, 57, was stabbed to death while walking with his wife and daughter Friday morning in the Cerro Alegre neighbourhood of Valparaiso when two people demanded his belongings. There was a commotion and he was stabbed.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who has been murdered in Chile,” a UBC spokesperson told CTV News.

- with files from CTV News



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