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B.C. hockey mom remains on life support following vicious attack outside rink

RCMP officers talk outside the Newton Arena in Surrey, B.C., on Monday December 30, 2013, where a 53-year old woman was attacked Sunday night. The RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the woman is not expected to survive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
December 31, 2013 - 11:01 AM

SURREY, B.C. - Investigators say a British Columbia hockey mom remains on life support two days after she was attacked outside a community rink in Surrey.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is reviewing surveillance tape and appealing for public assistance after the 53-year-old woman was beaten outside the arena on Sunday night.

Police have said the victim, who was waiting for her referee son to finish officiating a minor hockey game, is not expected to survive.

Investigators believe the attack was random and possibly linked to robbery, similar to another attack in the same Metro Vancouver area on Dec. 16.

The woman was a volunteer for the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, and her son plays on a team in the same league.

There have been two dozen homicides in Surrey in 2013, a record high that prompted the mayor to launch a task force last month.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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