Two people have been charged in relation to the deaths of three people, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
Surry resident Sarbjit Bains, 32, was charged with two counts of first degree murder, one count of second degree murder and one count of indignity to human remains. Evelina Urbaniak, 36 and also from Surrey, was charged with indignity to human remains and accessory after fact to death.
IHIT says security cameras played a key role in laying the murder charges however, Sgt. Jennifer Pound said they will not be addressing the motive for the murders. Pound went on to say the only link between the three victims is they were killed by the same person.
Karen Nabors and Jill Lyons were found dead in the same New Westminster apartment building last August, about two weeks apart from each other.
Both women were known to each other and were working as online escorts. They lived in the same building, but in different units.
45-year-old Jill Lyons was found dead on August 12, 2013, just before 10 p.m. at the apartment complex in the 200-block of 11th Street.
On August 25, the body of 48-year-old Karen Nabors was found in another apartment in the same complex.
Police said it appeared Nabor’s death came as a result of foul play.
In the case of Lyons’ death, police said the cause of death was unclear and the autopsy was inconclusive.
Their deaths triggered a warning from the RCMP for escorts to be vigilant and to take extra precaution.
IHIT will also be releasing details on Amritpal Saran’s death.
Saran’s body was found burned on Colebrook Road in Surrey on Feb. 24, 2013. Saran was known to police but had no gang affiliations.
His body was found only two blocks away from where the body of 26-year-old Jaskaran Sandhu was found on Jan. 28.
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