Police say foul play may be linked to death of New Westminster escort Karen Nabors
The suspicious deaths of two online escorts in the same apartment building has prompted a warning from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the New Westminster Police Department.
Jill Lyons, 45, was found dead in her apartment in the 200 block of 11th Street in New Westminster on August 12.
An autopsy was inconclusive as to the cause of her death, according to a New Westminster police news release.
On August 25, 48-year-old Karen Nabors was found dead in her home. The two women living in the same complex were known to one another.
Police say "evidence retrieved supports that foul play may be a factor".
Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in the news release that both women were "engaged in a high-risk lifestyle".
“IHIT’s priority is to reach out to all escorts and remind them of the risks involved and to take extra precaution as it is unclear at this point why, or even if, they are in fact being targeted," Pound said.
Anyone with information is being encouraged to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT. People can provide information anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.