Police warning for sex workers after suspected murder 0
Homicide investigators are looking for the people who left pieces of discarded furniture near the location a sex worker's body found in a Surrey park last week. (PHOTO COURTESY OF INTEGRATED HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION TEAM)
Homicide investigators in Surrey are warning sex workers to take extra precaution after a woman was found murdered last week near the city’s Langley border.
Sex worker Lisa Ann Zielke, 41, was last seen alive getting into a vehicle on King George Boulevard near 91st Avenue on Wednesday around 6:15 p.m., police said. Late the next morning, her body was discovered in the parking lot of Hi-Knoll Park near several pieces of discarded furniture.
Police have made no arrests and no suspect descriptions have been released.
“Investigators believe that the timeline of when Lisa Ann was in the park is very close to the timeline that the furniture would have been dumped,” Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Pound said in a statement.
Police want to speak with whoever dumped the furniture as they may have more information on the case.
Pound added homicide police and Surrey RCMP were distributing posters and speaking with sex workers to ensure their safety.
Zielke, according to police, was dependent on drugs and had primarily been working in the Surrey area.
Those with information are asked to call the police tip line at 1-877-551-4448.