Homicide detectives have determined that the two women found dead a North Surrey home earlier this month was the result of a murder-suicide.
On May 1, at about 6:30 p.m., the bodies of two women were found by a relative in a home in the 13600-block of 111A Avenue.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took custody of the case as the deaths were deemed suspicious.
IHIT determined this week that Kathleen Maximuik, 61, killed her 83-year-old mother Anne Shouchuk.
Maximuik then took her own life.
Police say there have been ongoing concerns regarding the health of Maximuik.
“IHIT and the Surrey RCMP continue to work with both the B.C. Coroner’s Office and the family with regard to the loss of both Anne and Kathleen.“ said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.
Neighbours describe the women as extremely nice.
Danica Baldwin, 15, lives two doors away and knew the pair of women.
“They’d come out once in a while when I delivered the paper,” Baldwin said. “They were really friendly. They were really nice ladies.“
Baldwin thought they were on vacation when she hadn’t seen them in a few weeks.
The killing of Shouchuk is Surrey’s second murder of the year.