Sex-trade workers warned following Surrey woman’s murder

The body of Lisa Ann Zielke, 41, was found in Hi-Knoll Park; Police looking to speak to people who dumped furniture around same time.

Lisa Ann Zielke's body was found in a park near the Surrey-Langley border Oct. 31. Below

Police are warning sex trade workers after a woman’s body was found dumped in a park near the Surrey-Langley border Thursday (Oct. 31).

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) identified the victim found near Hi-Knoll Park as Lisa Ann Zielke, 41, of Surrey. Investigators said she was living a high-risk lifestyle, was drug-dependent, and was actively working as a sex-trade worker.

On Monday, IHIT released photos of some pieces of furniture that were found dumped near the scene, hoping they could potentially identify a person of interest in the police investigation.

“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.  The individual(s) who dumped the furniture may have information about her death and police are looking to identify and speak with them,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound.

Pound said police were also canvassing various locations, distributing posters and speaking with women engaged in a similar lifelstyle to take extra precautions.

Police say Zielke was last seen alive Oct. 30 at about 6:15 p.m. when she was seen getting into a vehicle near 91 Avenue and King George Boulevard. Her body was found 17 hours later in the park.

Police were called Thursday after the discovery of a body in the 19500-block of Colebrook Road. Zielke’s body was found in the parking lot of the park Thursday morning.

The location where Zielke was found is very close to where Marc Bontkes was murdered in March, 2009, during a wave of drug and gang-related violence in the Lower Mainland. It is nowhere near the other portion of Colebrook Road, near the Delta border, where several bodies were found earlier in the year.

Zielke’s murder is the 20th homicide of the year in Surrey.

If you have any information about the murder or the furniture found by police, call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

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