UPDATE: Woman found dead in North Burnaby apartment identified

The North Burnaby murder victim discovered by police Monday has been identified as 61-year-old Christina Docherty, say the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

“Ms. Docherty was known to police and investigators believe that this was a targeted incident," said Cpl. Dominic Duchesneau of IHIT on Wednesday. "Investigators are in the process of establishing a motive for this case. We are asking anyone who may have information about this case to please come forward.”

At about 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, Burnaby RCMP responded to a call in the 4900-block of Hastings Street where they found the body of a woman inside an apartment.

Burnaby Mounties secured the apartment and IHIT took over the investigation with the help of Burnaby officers and the Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Section.

Anyone who may have information about this homicide to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922, the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at Or, to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at

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