The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is currently investigating the suspicious death of a 34-year-old Burnaby woman.
According to IHIT, at approximately 10 pm on November 16, the Burnaby RCMP received a report of an accident involving a 2017 charcoal grey Kia Sorento SUV in the 8000-block of Barnet Highway.
When police arrived on the scene, they found a man and woman who were transported to hospital.
Investigators say the man is expected to make a full recovery but the woman – identified as Nicole Hasselmann of Burnaby – suffered “injuries indicative of foul play” and later died in hospital.
Photo of Nicole Hassalmann (also known as Nicole Porciello) pic.twitter.com/cSRyU91nkg
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) November 19, 2018
Hasselmann’s death was deemed “suspicious” and IHIT was called to take over the investigation and is working closely with the Burnaby RCMP integrated Forensic Identification Services and the BC Coroners Service to gather evidence.
Investigators are working on a timeline of Hasselmann’s activities on Friday, November 16, and are looking to speak with anyone who saw her or the grey Kia Sorento at the following locations:
- 7000-block of Ridgeview Drive, Burnaby
- 200-block of College Park Way, Port Moody
- 8000-block of Barnet Highway, Burnaby
“The development of the victim’s timeline is important in any homicide investigation and it is proving to be crucial in this case,” said Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT, in a release.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected].
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).