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Woman shot in vehicle in Surrey alleyway identified

Last Updated Dec 10, 2020 at 1:02 pm PDT

Homicide investigators have identified Lisa Ellie Marie Baines as the victim in a Surrey shooting last week. (Courtesy IHIT)
Summary

Homicide investigators have identified the 29-year-old woman who was shot to death in her vehicle one week ago

Lisa Ellie Marie Baines was found last Thursday at 5:34 a.m. with a gunshot wound near 137 Street and 75A  Avenue

Homicide investigators and her family are asking the public for more information

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — Homicide investigators have identified the 29-year-old woman who was shot in her vehicle one week ago, and her family is hoping the public has more information.

Lisa Ellie Marie Baines, who went by Ellie, was found last Thursday at 5:34 a.m. with a gunshot wound in an alleyway near 137 Street and 75A  Avenue. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says is an isolated incident and wasn’t related to “drug nor gang activity.”

She later died of her injuries.

“The investigation is progressing quickly and we are well on our way to building a strong case,” says Sgt. Frank Jang of IHIT. “We have spoken with many of Ellie’s friends and family but we are also aware there may be someone who we have yet to speak with that may have information about her recent activities. We urge that person to come forward.”

Heidi Baines, Ellie’s mother, says in a statement the family was shocked to hear about her death.

“That is not how we would like to remember our daughter. She was much more than a victim of a homicide,” Heidi writes.

Ellie was driving from dialysis that morning, which she did three times a week for her Nephrotic Syndrome.

“Our girl was never one to let life keep her down,” Heidi writes. “Throughout all her illness, she managed to receive a mental health worker certificate from Stenberg College.”

Ellie’s mother recalls their vacations and says her daughter was a “proud momma” to her Shitzu-Terrier cross dog, Kobe.

“This is just a small snapshot of our daughter. If anyone knew her or worked with her and can share any information, even something small, please share it with the police so we can put our girl to rest with some answers,” Heidi adds.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact IHIT at 1.877.551.IHIT (4448), or email IHIT at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

To make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).