Newton safety meeting set up 0
A woman stops to look at a memorial that has been set up outside the Newton Arena for Surrey mom Julie Paskall, who was murdered in an apparent robbery. (CARMINE MARINELLI/24 HOURS)
Residents of Surrey's Newton neighbourhood will meet Monday to discuss safety issues in the wake of the murder of hockey mom Julie Paskall.
The Newton Community Association is inviting all area residents to come out at 7 p.m. at the Newton Seniors Centre.
Meanwhile, IHIT and the Surrey RCMP will continue to canvass the Newton neighbourhood Friday looking for more tips into Paskall's murder.
The 53-year-old mother of three was found beaten on Dec. 29 in the parking lot of the Newton Arena. She was there picking up her son from the rink and police suspect robbery was the motive for the attack. She later died in hospital.
A police command post has been set up outside the arena and on Saturday Surrey RCMP auxiliary officers will be putting up posters asking the public for assistance.
"We need the public's continued support and assistance to solve this crime," Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT said in a news release.
A memorial has been set up outside the arena and many tributes to Paskall, a longtime volunteer for the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, have been posted on social media.
Randy Paskall remembered his “friend and family member of 35 years” on Facebook.
“(She) taught me much in the rules of life, made me a better person, picked me up when I was down, showed me a better road,” Paskall wrote. “Nothing can bring her back, it will never be the same without her, no matter what happens after this. Let us weep but not lose strength or most of all who we are.”
Police say anyone who has information about Paskall’s murder should call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at Solvecrime.ca.