UPDATED: Woman, 41, accused of murdering daughter, 8, in Surrey

SURREY — Lisa Batstone, 41, looked lost and was crying as she made her first appearance in Surrey provincial court Thursday afternoon, charged with second-degree murder in the death of  her eight-year-old daughter, Teagan Batstone.

Wearing a grey T-shirt and with her long brown hair down, Batsone didn’t speak as she briefly appeared before Judge Donald Gardner, before being led back to cells by a sheriff.

Her lawyer, Craig Sicotte, has requested she undergo a psychiatric assessment. She is being detained until her next court appearance on Dec. 18.

She was arrested Wednesday after Teagan’s body was found inside a car that had rolled part way into a ditch in the 13900-block of 35A Avenue in South Surrey on Wednesday afternoon.

Police have yet to release a motive in the murder. According to a 2012 posting on a photography page, Batstone was a single mother.

"Love is … being a Single Mom nearly 24/7 and loving every single second (even the freakin’ exhausting ones heehee), Teagan is worth it!" the comment reads.

Police have not yet confirmed the cause of death and an autopsy is scheduled for today.

"The accused does not have any other children," Sgt. Jennifer Pound, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said.

The father of the victim expressed his grief via Twitter.

Gabe Batstone also shared a video of photo stills of he and his daughter on the website fathers empowering daughters.

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