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Surrey murder victim identified, police ask for public assistance

The body found at a parking lot in Surrey’s Hi-Knoll Park Oct. 31 has been identified as 41-year-old Lisa Ann Zielke, homicide investigators confirmed Monday morning.

According to police, an autopsy has been completed, but the exact cause of death is still undetermined as they have not yet received toxicology reports.

According to IHIT, Zielke lived a high-risk lifestyle, was addicted to drugs and worked as a sex worker predominantly in the Surrey area.

She was last seen alive on Oct. 30 at 6:15 p.m. in the 9100 block of King George Boulevard getting into a vehicle, according to police. Her body was found 17 hours later in the parking lot of Hi-Knoll Park along with several pieces of furniture, including a brown sofa-bed and a wooden table and chairs.

“Investigators believe that the timeline of when Lisa Ann was in the park is very close to the timeline that the furniture would have been dumped,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound. “The individual(s) who dumped the furniture may have information about her death and police are looking to identify and speak with them.”

Homicide investigators are asking to speak with anyone who may have information about this case.

“We are specifically looking to speak with anyone who may have seen Lisa Ann, or who have knowledge of her whereabouts, after 6:15 p.m. on October 30th and into the following morning on October 31st,” Sgt. Pound said.

Anyone with information is asked to call IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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