This story was updated on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.
Homicide investigators have released the name of the woman who was stabbed to death in in a Newton townhouse on Dec. 7.
Harpreet Kaur Gill, 40, died in hospital after suffering multiple stab wounds, police say. Surrey RCMP, firefighters and an ambulance responded to the stabbing at 9:22 p.m., in the 12700 block of 66 Avenue.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti, spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, held a press conference Friday (Dec. 9).
“A 40-year-old man, known to the victim, was taken into custody at the scene,” he told reporters. The suspect was released on Dec. 8.
“IHIT investigators continue to gather evidence and are working to meet the charge approval threshold,” Pierotti said.
“Our investigators have been working non-stop. These incidents have a significant impact, not only on the family and friends of the victim, but the entire community. Surrey RCMP’s Victim Services has been engaged and is available to anyone in need of assistance.”
IHIT is asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 1-877-551-4448.
IHIT media availability on the Dec 7, 2022 stabbing of a 40 year old woman in Newton. https://t.co/yakh1JkorK
— Surrey Now-Leader (@SurreyNowLeader) December 9, 2022
The same complex in Newton was the scene of another stabbing – this one an October 2020 incident that left one woman dead and two others, including a toddler, injured.
– File from Sobia Moman
Editor’s note: a previous version of the story stated the victim’s name was Harpreet Kaur. IHIT learned on Wednesday (Dec. 14) that her name is Harpreet Kaur Gill.