Warning issued after second dead escort found in New West 0
The discovery of a second female escort found dead this month at the same New Westminster apartment complex has prompted homicide investigators to issue a public warning.
The first incident took place Aug. 12, when New Westminster police responded to the sudden death of Jill Lyons, 45, at an apartment in the 200 block of 11th Street. Her autopsy was inconclusive and investigators are awaiting toxicology results to determine how she died.
A second woman, 48-year-old Karen Nabors, a known online escort, was found dead Sunday. Police suspect foul play and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the file.
“The two victims were located in their own apartments within the same apartment complex and they were known to each other,” IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound said in an emailed statement.
“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.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.