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Odyssey bouncer charged

Details remain scarce regarding a gay man charged with murder in connection with a recent death at the Hollyburn Country Club, May 25.

“We’re really in the dark,” says Sasan Ansari’s lawyer, Richard Peck, when asked about various possible motives for the alleged killing.

Ansari, who works as a bouncer at the Odyssey nightclub and was planning to study law, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Joshua Goos’ May 23 death at the tony West Vancouver golf course. Goos’ body was reportedly found in a parking lot at the golf course.

Peck says Goos was a “good friend” of Ansari’s. “It was an ordinary relationship,” he adds.

The 27-year-old former University of British Columbia football player reportedly lives with his boyfriend on campus. Ansari already has degrees in science and education.

Staff at the Odyssey refused to discuss their co-worker being charged with murder. “It’s kind of a sensitive issue around here,” one staff member said.

The investigation into Goos’ death is ongoing, West Vancouver police say. Last week, they issued a joint press release with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team ruling out racial or religious motives.

Ansari remains in custody where “he’s coping as much as he has to,” Peck says. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jun 15.