RCMP set-up temporary command post outside Surrey ice rink

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Julie Paskall

Surrey RCMP has set-up a temporary command post outside Newton Arena, the Surrey ice rink where 53-year old Julie Paskall was attacked.

The two-day command post, parked today and Friday, is part of the RCMP’s strategy to look for tips on the unknown suspect who is still at large. They will also be canvassing the community with posters in a bid for persons with information to come forward.

Candles and flowers are also growing at the make-shift memorial outside the arena where Paskall was randomly attacked on Sunday night while picking up her son from a hockey game. She died of her injuries in hospital on New Year’s Eve and was Surrey’s 25th homicide of 2013.

The neighbourhood where the ice rink is located is known for its public safety issues and is a frequent location for drug dealing and consumption activity.

This is the second time since December 16 a woman has been randomly attacked in the area. Police and city officials are asking the public to be extra vigilant.

Anyone with information or who was in the area of the Newton Arena, Newton bus loop and the Newton Wave pool, between 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., on December 29 and may have seen any suspicious activities, persons, or vehicle should call the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Tip line at 1-877-551-4448 by email at ihittipline[at]rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

 

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