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Hockey mom dies of injuries

Update -- 1:30 p.m.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has announced that 53 year old Julie Paskall of Surrey succumbed to the injuries she suffered when attacked outside the Newton Arena in Surrey, BC on Sunday night. She passed away in the late morning hours of Dec. 31.

"The motive for this unprovoked attack remains robbery with both IHIT and the Surrey RCMP continuing to work toward finding out who is responsible." says Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.


Investigators say a British Columbia hockey mom remains on life support two days after she was attacked outside a community rink in Surrey.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is reviewing surveillance tape and appealing for public assistance after the 53-year-old woman was beaten outside the arena on Sunday night.

Police have said the victim, who was waiting for her referee son to finish officiating a minor hockey game, is not expected to survive.

Investigators believe the attack was random and possibly linked to robbery, similar to another attack in the same Metro Vancouver area on Dec. 16.

The woman was a volunteer for the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, and her son plays on a team in the same league.

There have been two dozen homicides in Surrey in 2013, a record high that prompted the mayor to launch a task force last month.

The Canadian Press

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