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Surrey hit-and-run remains unsolved – 20 years later

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After 20 years, Surrey RCMP are still looking for the driver who killed a woman and then took off.

It was Feb. 5, 1994 just before 9 p.m. when a woman left Tim Hortons at 96 Avenue and King George Boulevard and headed toward the 13400-block of 92 Avenue.

It was there she passed what she believed to be a body in a driveway.

She called 911, and became the first witness in a hit-and-run that continues to haunt the woman's family and RCMP two decades later.

The person in the driveway was Surrey's Gurbax Thind, 60, who was pronounced dead two hours later at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Surrey RCMP say investigators from several divisions have worked tirelessly on the case, while several appeals have gone out the to public, including a segment on Crime Stoppers – all to no avail.

“With this (latest) release, 20 years after the accident, our Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT) is appealing to the public to help solve this investigation and bring closure to the victim’s family and loved ones,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said Wednesday. “While the vast majority of CCIT’s cases are successfully investigated, this one remains unsolved. Someone out there, whether it is the driver, a passenger or a friend, knows who is responsible for this tragic accident and we need to speak with them.”

A subject of interest was identified early on in this case, however charges were never laid. Using physical evidence from the suspect vehicle recovered at the scene, investigators were able to determine that the vehicle involved was a 1987 GMC 4X4 High Sierra 2500 pick-up and was grey in colour with red trim.

Surrey CCIT asking anyone with information to contact the RCMP at 604-599-0502 stating file number 2014-3651, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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