Missing woman from Surrey, 38, found dead: homicide investigation launched

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      A woman who went missing from Surrey in January has been found dead.

      According to a January 25 news release from Surrey RCMP, the family of 38-year-old Rajwinder Bains of Surrey had reported her missing on January 23.

      She had been reported seen leaving a residence in the 6100 block of 140th Street in Surrey on January 10. 

      Investigators conducted ground searches, canvassed the area for video surveillance, and spoke with numerous individuals.

      According to an IHIT news release issued today (February 21), she was seen departing from a TD Canada Trust bank in the 5600 block of 152 Street in Surrey around 9:30 a.m. on January 7 (see photo above).

      However, during the investigation, her body was located. IHIT is not providing any specific details about the discovery, including where or when her body was found. 

      Today (February 21), RCMP announced that as the case has been deemed suspicious, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken over.

      Her death is being investigated as a homicide by IHIT, who is working with Surrey RCMP, Integrated Forensic Identification Services, and the B.C. Coroners Service.

      IHIT is not offering any further details about this case.

      Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT 1-877-551-4448 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

      Rajwinder Bains
      Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

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