A little over a year after the body of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi was found in a burned-out car in Surrey, investigators are renewing their appeal for people to come forward with any information in the case.
On August 2, 2017 at around 12:20 am, Kiran was found inside a burning vehicle in the 18700-block of 24 Avenue in Surrey.
Her death was deemed a homicide and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the case.
On Wednesday morning, IHIT said it’s continuing to “actively investigate” the murder and police are now asking the public for any information regarding two vehicles believed to be involved in the homicide – a dark grey Audi Q7 and a dark grey Dodge Ram truck.
Dhesi’s sister Anjali also made an emotional public appeal for the public’s help in finding those responsible for the death of her sister.
Anjali said that since her sister’s murder, “we’ve been struggling to accept the fact that we can never see her sweet face again. Our broken hearts will never heal, and we have no answers as to why this happened to her.”
She noted that before her death, Kiran: “suffered for five long years with an autoimmune disease known as GPA. She went through years of dialysis, numerous surgeries, and complications, but she was so strong and determined to fight.”
Six months before her death, Kiran received a kidney transplant and it “seemed like everything was finally going to be okay,” said Anjali. “Her fight ended because someone selfishly decided she didn’t deserve a chance at life.”
No parent or sibling, Anjali said, “should ever have to experience this everlasting heartache.”
Kiran was last seen leaving her home on Tuesday August 1, at 9 pm.
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