Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokesperson Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound addresses the media at the scene in Surrey where a woman was found murdered in her home on Sunday.

Update: Husband charged in death of woman killed in Newton home

Harbans Pandher is in custody in connection with a suspected domestic homicide in Surrey.

A woman is dead and her husband is in police custody in an apparent domestic homicide in east Newton over the weekend.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating the death of a woman who was killed in a home in the 6900-block of 152 Street on Sunday, Nov. 23.

The victim, a 64-year-old woman was found unresponsive at about 1 p.m. Her husband, Harbans Pandher, also in his 60s, was arrested at the scene.

Pandher has since been charged with second-degree murder of his wife.

IHIT spokesperson Jennifer Pound said the woman and her husband are not known to police.

“I can tell you at this point the motive is unclear,” Pound said Monday. “It appears to be domestic, and that’s all we know at this stage.”

Neighbours told CBC News the home was occupied by a large extended family.

IHIT is an integrated team of homicide investigators from the RCMP and the Abbotsford and New Westminster police departments. It is responsible for investigating homicides, high-risk missing persons cases and suspicious deaths.

More details to come as they become available.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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

Just Posted

Police warn of ‘dangerous’ sex offender, with ‘high risk to re-offend,’ living in Surrey

Howard Geddes-Skelding, 28, was released from BC Corrections Aug. 14, Surrey RCMP say

Surrey students paint mural, paying homage to First Nations, at SkyTrain station

Artwork to showcase ‘positivity and racial inclusivity in the city’

PHOTOS: Residents showcased as ‘companion’ sculpture unveiled

Amica White Rock welcomes bronze guardian, celebrates resident talent

More than 50,000 checks: Surrey COVID-19 compliance, enforcement team’s role has ‘evolved’

Joint bylaw, RCMP team created to help with coronavirus education, support

‘Don’t kill my mom’: Ryan Reynolds calls on young British Columbians to be COVID-smart

‘Deadpool’ celebrity responds to premier’s call for social influence support

Captain Horvat’s OT marker lifts Canucks to 4-3 win over Blues

Vancouver takes 2-0 lead in best-of-7 NHL playoff series with St. Louis

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Wings and Wheels set for weekend lift-off in Abbotsford

Fundraiser to raise money for Crystal Gala Foundation and the fight against breast cancer

Undercover video shows alleged animal abuse at Fraser Valley egg farm

One employee wearing logo of Chilliwack chicken-catching company already facing abuse charges

Widow of slain Red Deer doctor thanks community for support ahead of vigil

Fellow doctors, members of the public will gather for a physically-distanced vigil in central Alberta

Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

‘Pellegrin’s actions were motivated by malice …a vindictive, pointless, dangerous and unlawful act’

Racist stickers at Keremeos pub leaves group uneasy and angry

The ‘OK’ hand gesture is a known hate-symbol

Most Read