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Man released, no charges laid, as Surrey Mounties probe first homicide of 2014

January 02, 2014 - 10:46 AM

SURREY, B.C. - A man who was taken into custody after a woman fell to her death from a Vancouver-area highrise early on New Year's Day has been released.

The 23-year-old Surrey man was arrested after a 19-year-old woman plunged from the 26th floor at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday in what is believed to be Surrey's first homicide of 2014.

But the region's RCMP-led homicide unit says on Twitter that no one is currently in custody and no charges have been laid.

Police say they have been called to the same suite on previous occasions, but Sgt. Adam MacIntosh declined to release details of those earlier visits.

Investigators have yet to release the name of the victim or of the man who was briefly in custody.

Surrey recorded 25 homicides in 2013, the city's highest total ever, prompting the mayor to launch a task force to examine the problem.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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