Murder probe launched after missing woman found dead

Feb 21 2019, 5:10 pm

The police are asking for the public’s help after a missing persons case turned into a homicide investigation.

On January 23, 2019, 38-year-old Rajwinder Bains was reported as missing.

Members of the Surrey RCMP were notified by her family and a missing persons case was initiated.

Extensive ground searches, interviews, and area canvasing were all conducted. During the course of the investigation, however, Bains’ body was found and her death is now being investigated as a homicide.

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken over the investigation and is working closely with the Surrey RCMP, Forensic Identification Services, and the BC Coroners Service.

Right now, they’re asking anyone with information to step forward and speak with them.

“IHIT is exploring all avenues of investigation into Ms. Bains’ death,” explains Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. “Detectives continue to pursue leads that may answer the many questions remaining and are urging anyone with information to come forward.”

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Rajwinder Bains, last seen at a TD Canada Trust in Surrey.

Bains’ last known location was a TD Canada Trust bank in the 5600-block of 152 Street in Surrey. She was seen on January 7, 2019, at 9:30 am.