Missing teenager Serena killed in apparently random attack

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Serena Vermeersch
Serena Vermeersch

Surrey: Serena Vermeersch, a 17 year old Asian female, who was missing since September 15 night killed in a apparently random attack. Her body was found in suspicious condition in the area of the 14600 block of 66th Avenue of Surrey September 16 night.

Police said in a press conference that she was killed in an apparently random attack. Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy said the 17-year-old’s death appears to be a random crime of opportunity, and cautioned the public “to be vigilant.”

Serena Vermeersch was reported missing on September 16. Investigators have identified that Serena was last seen getting onto a transit bus on the corner of 64th Avenue and 128th Street at approximately 8:10pm on September 15. Investigators are looking to speak to anyone that may have been on that bus and saw Serena or would have seen her disembark the bus.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have now assumed conduct and are working closely with the Surrey RCMP to continue the evidence retrieval process.

Additionally, officers 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 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.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit at 604-599-0502 and quote file #2014-133961 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at  1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.