Woman found shot dead in a car in Surrey identified

A woman found shot dead in a car in Surrey last week has been identified as 29-year-old Lisa Ellie Marie Baines.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team posted the update on Twitter Thursday morning. IHIT is planning a news conference for 10 a.m.

Baines was found dead inside her vehicle in the alleyway of the 13700-block of 75A Avenue last Thursday.

Surrey RCMP responded to a call about a single-car collision just after 5:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the woman with critical injuries. First responders were unable to revive her.

Later Thursday, Abbotsford Police found a car on fire at Lefeuvre Road and Myrtle Avenue that may be linked to the case.

IHIT spokesman Sgt. Frank Jang could not say if she was the latest victim of an out-of-control gang war.

“The early indications are that it does not appear to be random, just from what we’ve seen at the scene and just from previous investigations that are similar in nature,” Jang said, last week.

He said it’s too early to say if the woman was the intended target.

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