The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, i.e. IHIT, has taken over the case of a 53-year-old Surrey, B.C., mom who was recently attacked outside a local arena on Sunday night, when she was waiting around to pick up her son from a hockey tournament. Sources claim that the woman is not likely to survive the attack.
According to the news release issued on Monday by the IHIT, it was explained that the attack took place at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, after which the woman was found unconscious in the parking lot of the Newton Arena in Surrey, just east of Vancouver. The IHIT explained that the assault seems to have similarities to a previous attack on a female in the same area on Dec. 16. The news release added that Surrey RCMP is investigating the previous incident “and although the motive appears similar these two occurrences have not definitively been linked.” Furthermore, Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT elucidated that “IHIT is in the early stages of this investigation and this attack appears to be an unprovoked, random attack with a possible motive being robbery.”