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.

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