Police seeking witnesses in Batalia murder

IHIT releases video of pair who may have information important to the case

Police believe these two men may have information important to the Maple Batalia murder. They are not suspects.



Police have released a video of potential witnesses that may have information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the murder of Maple Batalia three months ago.

Batalia was 19 years old when she was shot and killed on Sept. 28 in a parkade near the Surrey campus of Simon Fraser University.

She had been studying late and left for the parkade just before 1 a.m. when she was shot multiple times in what police believe was a targeted attack.

Batalia was an aspiring actress, model, who was planning to go to medical school. Those dreams were cut short three months ago.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has released a video of persons of interest, who are not suspects, but may have information important to the case.

“These persons are not suspects in this crime, but may have information from before, during or after the crime that could possibly assist IHIT investigators.” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound

If you have information you can contact the IHIT tiplines by calling 1-877-551-4448(IHIT) or email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or email Solvecrime.ca

@diakiw

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

Just Posted

Deer carcass strung up at Surrey fire hall prompts investigation

Investigation underway following complaint a Surrey firefighter hung a deer carcass in a fire hall

Surrey MLA says she’s still in the dark about RCMP investigation

More than three months have passed since Jinny Sims resigned as minister of citizens’ service on Oct. 4

Late artist Li-Leger would be ‘thrilled’ to see exhibit of his work at Surrey gallery

Cora Li-Leger recalls some adventures she shared with husband Don, who died in 2019

Borrow $8 billion for Fraser Valley rail link, Abbotsford mayor urges province

Henry Braun urges province to borrow billions to connect Abbotsford & Chilliwack to Metro Vancouver

Victoria police arrest 12 anti-pipeline protesters supporting Wet’suwet’en

‘We are unarmed, they have guns,’ protesters chanted on Wednesday morning

Man killed by police in Lytton called 911, asking to be shot: RCMP

Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home

Canadian public health agencies ramping up preparations in response to new virus

Health officials have said there are no confirmed cases of the emerging coronavirus in Canada

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

The comedian has been suffering from a rare form of dementia

Four things ‘not’ to do if you run into Prince Harry and Meghan in B.C.

Here is a list of some things you definitely should NOT do, according to the BBC

Harry and Meghan should cover their own security costs: NDP heritage critic

The prince, Meghan Markle and their eight-month-old son Archie are reportedly staying at a mansion near Victoria

Theo the 800-pound pig trimmed down and still looking for love on Vancouver Island

“He’s doing really well, lost quite a few pounds and can run now.”

Pooches Jasper and Jake bring comfort to Abbotsford Police Department

Comfort dogs there for cuddles and play time when needed

Most Read