Surrey ‘friend’ charged in murder of Burnaby woman

23-year-old victim pronounced dead in Whalley last Thursday

  • Apr. 30, 2012 5:00 p.m.
A Surrey Mountie suffered broken limbs in an accent on 64 Avenue on Wednesday evening.

A Surrey Mountie suffered broken limbs in an accent on 64 Avenue on Wednesday evening.

A 23-year-old Surrey woman is now charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a Burnaby woman found dead last Thursday in Whalley.

Jessica Ashley Hanley appears in Surrey court Monday.

The victim – now identified as 23-year-old Tashina Rae Sutherland – was pronounced dead at the scene in the 10600-block of 138 Street at about 5 p.m. after medical help was summoned.

“We believe they’ve known each other for an extended period of time,” Surrey RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Barb Creighton said. “We understand they’ve been friends for a while.”

Police said the killing does not appear to be linked to gangs but are not releasing any other information about what happened.

Hanley has no prior criminal record.

 

 

 

 

Surrey North Delta Leader