At about 6:00 a.m., police and paramedics responded to the area near BrocktonOval in Stanley Park after receiving a report of a woman in medical distress. Despite efforts to save the woman, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim’s identity has not yet been confirmed. Early indications in this investigation suggest that this was not a random attack and that the woman wastargeted.
A large area around Brockton Oval has been blocked off with police tape as investigators, the VPD Forensic Identification Unit, and additional officers are brought in to gather evidence.