SURREY - A 23-year-old woman was arrested Thursday evening after police found the body of another woman who'd been stabbed multiple times, inside a small rancher in Whalley.
The front door was still ajar Friday morning as an RCMP cruiser guarded the house, at 10593 138 St., behind yellow barricade tape.
A man living there found the victim when he arrived home and an ambulance was called just before 5 p.m. for a woman in cardiac arrest.
The victim's name and age have not been released. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The 23-year-old woman remains in custody.
"Investigators were working all through the night. They were looking to piece together the details to try and obtain an motive and how the girls knew one another," said
Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokeswoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
Police ask anyone with information on this homicide to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A neighbour told the Now that as far as he knew three men lived at the house and it was regularly visited by "fancy" cars with boom boxes.
"They were kind of late-nighters," he said. "Like 4 o'clock or 5 o'clock in the morning."
The resident asked that his name not be published.
"I don't want nothing coming through my window," he said. "It's pretty difficult in this area, what we have to put up with."
He said the neighbourhood is rife with squatters, floppers and crack addicts. In the past two years, he said, there have been two shootings "down the corner," and about three months ago a police helicopter landed on the street during a drug bust.