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SURREY (NEWS1130) – An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Surrey teen.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the identification of the accused can’t be released due to a publication ban.
It will be providing an update tomorrow morning.
Police say it appears to have been a random attack.
Tragic circumstances in Newton and as community grieves in shock and sadness, police have deemed the death of Serena Vermeersch a homicide, and want to speak to anyone who has more information as asked below.
If you were in the area, taking the bus, getting gas or simply travelling to and from home, please think back to these dates/times and contact police with any information you have,regardless of how insignificant you might think it is.
My deep condolences to this beautiful young woman’s family and friends.
“Serena was last seen on September 15th, just after 8:00 pm, in the area of 64th Avenue and 128th Street getting on to a transit bus. We are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen her on this bus or when she got off the bus.
We continue to ask for public assistance in locating a male that was witnessed departing the area in a pickup truck.
The description of this vehicle is described as a grey/silver Dodge full size, ¾ ton with a canopy and roof rack.
This vehicle departed West bound on 66th Avenue, U-turned at Uplands Road and departed East bound on 66th towards 148 Street.
The male, described as wearing dark clothing, was witnessed walking across the tracks North Bound and getting into his vehicle less than an hour prior to locating Serena’s body.”