Police say they have 'a very good idea' of what happened in Burnaby home where 18-year-old woman was killed

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Police say they have 'a very good idea' of what happened in a Burnaby home Sunday afternoon that led to the killing of an 18-year-old woman.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokesperson Frank Jang said an incident took place at the North Burnaby home, near the intersection of Oxford Street and North Gilmore Avenue, Sunday afternoon.

Burnaby RCMP were called to the home at 12:30 p.m. PT.

Jang said the incident involved the woman and a person known to her. She sustained life-threatening injuries and has since died in hospital.

"This was an absolutely tragic case and our hearts break for the family of the young woman," Jang told reporters Tuesday.

"We are fully committed to doing a fulsome investigation and determining exactly what happened inside that home."

Ryan Stelting
Ryan Stelting

Jang said one man was taken into custody and released pending further investigation. No one has been charged in the killing.

He described the homicide as an isolated incident and said there was no risk to the general public. He said the killing was not drug or gang-related. He would not say how the victim was killed.

Jang said police have spoken to everyone who was inside the home at the time.

"We have a very good idea of what happened … now it's just a matter of piecing everything together," he said.

He asked anyone who believes they have information about the killing and has not come forward to speak to police.

Ryan Stelting
Ryan Stelting