A man has been arrested and charged in the death of Burnaby teen Marrisa Shen.
Ibrahim Ali, 28, is charged with first-degree murder of Shen, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Monday.
The 13-year-old Burnaby girl was reported missing after she failed to return home by 11 p.m. on July 18, 2017. Police launched a search, using GPS to track her phone. Early on July 19, 2017, Shen’s body was found in Burnaby’s Central Park.
Ali came to Canada 17 months ago from Syria as a refugee, according to IHIT. The officer in charge of the investigation said they did not know whether he came in as a government or privately sponsored refugee.
Same “Refugee”??? Exclusive: Suspects in fatal Burnaby hit-and-run identified
The two people suspected of killing a young Burnaby woman in a hit-and-run crash last week were on bail at the time of the accident, CTV News has learned.
Nicole Vrban, 18, and Ibrahim Ali, 25, were found Sunday in the B.C. Interior community of Creston, more than 700 kilometres from Wednesday’s crash scene.
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