On January 23, her family reported her missing to the Surrey RCMP and a missing person’s investigation was initiated. Investigators conducted extensive ground searches, spoke to multiple people, and conducted area canvassing for video surveillance.
During the course of the investigation, Bains’ body was discovered and her death is now being investigated as a homicide. IHIT has conduct of the investigation.
IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.
“IHIT is exploring all avenues of investigation into Ms. Bains’ death,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang on Thursday. “Detectives continue to pursue leads that may answer the many questions remaining and are urging anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email IHIT at [email protected]. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
There are no further details available at this time.