UPDATE: Relative arrested after woman found dead in Surrey is a youth, say police
Police have arrested a family member in connection with the murder of a woman in North Surrey on this week.
On Monday just before 5 p.m., Surrey RCMP were called to a duplex at 13049 103 Avenue for an unconscious woman.
Jackie Olson, 43, had been stabbed and died at the scene.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in, and by Tuesday morning an arrest was made in the case.
“In the early morning hours of March 19, 2013 a family member was arrested in connection to the homicide of Jackie Olson," said IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound. "This individual is currently in custody and IHIT are continuing to sort through the evidence and determine what led up to this tragic crime.”
She said the youth criminal justice act prevented her from providing further details about the individual, other than to say the suspect was arrested in Surrey, but in a different location than where Olson was found.
About two weeks ago, Olson made a post on her Facebook page reading "Family helps each other threw thick and thin – weather we feel its right or wrong – unconditional love is what i taught my family."
Olson's death marks Surrey's 11th murder this year, amounting to about one a week since the beginning of January.
"Yes, people are forming opinions about Surrey. It's a concern for the RCMP and for the mayor that there has been 11 murders," said Pound. "They (Surrey RCMP and the municipality) are taking action and the IHIT team is responsive and working closely with Surrey RCMP.
"I don't think this many murders speaks to the community or to the citizens of Surrey who are law abiding."
- with files from Monique Tamminga