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Killed in Stanley Park

Update 11:45 a.m.

The woman who died in Stanley Park Thursday morning was killed in a targeted attack, say Vancouver police.

Officers arrived to the area around Brockton Oval, just east of the Vancouver Aquarium, around 6 a.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a woman in medical distress.

She has now died and her death is being treated as a homicide, according to Sgt. Randy Fincham.

"Despite efforts to save the woman, she was pronounced dead at the scene," he said.

A parking lot has also been roped off with police tape, and a tent has been set up next to Brockton Oval Field House.  Eight yellow evidence markers can be seen on the ground in front of the building.

Stanley Park Drive was closed while police investigated. The victim's name and cause of death have not been released.  Police say she was in her 30s.

This is Vancouver’s fifth homicide of the year.


Police in Vancouver say they’re dealing with a possible suspicious death in Stanley Park.

Officers arrived to the area around Brockton Oval, just east of the Vancouver Aquarium, around 6 a.m. Thursday after receiving reports of a woman in medical distress.

She has now died and her death is being treated as “possibly being suspicious in nature,” according to Sgt. Randy Fincham.

The department’s major crimes section is responding.  Stanley Park Drive was closed while police investigated.

The victim's name and cause of death have not been released.

The Canadian Press

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