'Senseless violence': Woman killed in Surrey, B.C., home invasion, father says

SURREY, B.C. — The father of a homicide victim in Surrey, B.C., says she was killed in a home invasion on the weekend.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation team says 30-year-old Tori Dunn died after being found with life-threatening injuries at a home in the Port Kells area of Surrey late Sunday night.

Police say a suspect was arrested near the crime scene after a search that involved the Police Dog Service, and the person is being held in custody on a related charge while the investigation continues.

Dunn's father, Aron Dunn, says in a Facebook message that his daughter was the "victim to a home invasion" and "senseless violence."

Police have not confirmed details surrounding Dunn's death as they continue to canvass the neighbourhood for witnesses.

Investigators say they released the victim's name to help the investigation, adding that anyone with dashcam or surveillance footage of the area near the crime scene should contact police.

"We, her family cannot begin to understand how someone as kind as Tori could be victim to such senseless violence," Aron Dunn wrote of his daughter.

"Tori was loved by all that she met. She devoted her time and love to her friends and family, (she was) someone who lit up the room with her smile and laugh. She is loved more than words."

Social media accounts associated with Tori Dunn identify her as the owner of a landscaping business

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 19, 2024.

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