Investigators examine the scene outside the Surrey home where Panagiota Zerbinos

Daughter arrested for murder of mother

Woman was found dead in Surrey basement suite Nov. 8.

Two days after a woman was found dead inside a home in the Fleetwood neighbourhood of Surrey, her daughter was arrested for her murder.

On the weekend, police identified Panagiota Zerbinos, 43, as the victim of the homicide and announced that her daughter, 28-year-old Gloria Zerbinos, was charged with second-degree murder.

Panagiota was found dead Nov. 8 in a home near 84 Avenue and 148A Street. (She was mistakenly identified by The Leader as a woman in her 20s at the time.)

Police said the cause of death and motive are not being released, but confirmed they are not seeking any other suspects and no other arrests are planned. They also said there was no indication the killing was drug related.

“IHIT is pleased to be announcing the arrest and charge of Gloria Zerbinos only a few days into the investigation. However, we also acknowledge and recognize this tragedy that has occurred with a family losing a wife and mother and her daughter being charged with her murder,” said Corporal Adam MacIntosh, spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Gloria Zerbinos was scheduled to to make her first court appearance Tuesday (Nov. 13) morning.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Telethon promotes Surrey Memorial Hospital COVID response funding

Entrepreneur Manjit Lit gifts Surrey Hospital Foundation, challenges others to join him

Stanley Cup win for Surrey-based NHL scout who coached in North Delta

Grant Armstrong is among 11 WHL alumni currently with Tampa Bay Lightning

Another death as COVID-19 outbreak at Delta Hospital climbs to 18 cases

Total of 12 patients and six staff in one unit have tested positive for COVID-19: Fraser Health

Surrey’s Johnston Heights reporting COVID-19 exposure

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Sept. 27

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

105 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death as health officials urge B.C. to remember safety protocols

There are currently 1268 active cases, with 3,337 people under public health monitoring

U.S. Presidential Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

Here are key takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3

B.C. nurses report rise in depression, anxiety, exhaustion due to pandemic

A new UBC study looks into how the COVID-19 response has impacted frontline nurses

National child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Search suspended for Indigenous elder last seen mushroom picking in northwest B.C.

Mushroom picker Thomas (Tommy) Dennis has been missing since Sept. 16

16 MLAs retiring from B.C. politics add up to $20M in pensions: Taxpayers Federation

Taxpayers pay $4 for every dollar MLAs contribute to their pensions

‘Bonnie’ and ‘Henry’ among latest litter of service dog puppies

B.C. Alberta Guide Dogs names two pups after provincial health officer

B.C. VOTES 2020: Few solutions offered for ‘out of control’ camping

B.C. Liberals, NDP spend millions as problem keeps growing

Most Read