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Surrey woman charged in death of 23-year-old Burnaby woman

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has secured charges in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Burnaby woman.

The Surrey RCMP was called just before 5 p.m. on April 26 by a resident in the 10600-block of 138 Street in Surrey saying a female needed medical attention. While paramedics provided medical assistance, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Foul play appeared to have been involved, so IHIT was called in.

The victim has been identified as Tashina Rae Sutherland, 23, of  Burnaby. An autopsy was scheduled for April 30.

Charged with one count of second degree murder is Jessica Ashley Hanley, 23, of Surrey. Hanley has no criminal record.

“It is believed that the victim and suspect have known each other for an extensive amount of time," said IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound. "As the matter is before the courts any further details, including the cause of death, cannot be released."

Hanley was scheduled to appear in court on April 30 at the Surrey Provincial Court House.

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