The body found in a burned-out car in Surrey this week has been identified as 19-year-old woman, Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi.
In what police are calling a targeted killing, the Surrey resident’s body was found in the vehicle, which was discovered on fire at 12:20 am on Wednesday, in the 18700-block of 24 Avenue.
In a release, investigators said injuries found on Dhesi’s body “were consistent with homicide.”
“Miss Dhesi was a college student, and had recently recovered from a kidney transplant,” said IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster.
“This death is a crushing blow to Miss Dhesi’s family, and they are suffering terribly.”
Dhesi was last seen leaving her home on Tuesday August 1, at 9 pm.
Now, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) “is working closely with the Surrey RCMP to determine motive, and Miss Dhesi’s whereabouts prior to her murder.”
Dhesi was not known to police and investigators say at this point, there is no evidence linking the victim to any gang activity.
“Police are working tirelessly to advance this investigation and want to speak with any friends and acquaintances that knew Miss Dhesi,” said Foster.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected].
Those who wish to remain anonymous, can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca