Woman murdered in Vancouver's Stanley Park
Vancouver police investigate a suspicious death of a woman at Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday April 24, 2014. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
Police believe a woman was targeted in a homicide near Brockton Oval in Stanley Park early Thursday morning.
Police say they were called to the area after a park caretaker called in a woman in medical distress around 6 a.m.
An Asian woman was pronounced dead on scene in a pedestrian area despite efforts to save her.
Const. Brian Montague said police don’t believe the woman was in the park jogging or otherwise just visiting, based on information they’ve obtained.
“We’re trying to determine if there’s somebody out there that was with her at the time.”
The victim is described as in her 30s. Police have not released the cause of death. This would be Vancouver’s fifth homicide of 2014.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police homicide unit at 604-717-2500.