UPDATE: Trust fund set up to help family of Surrey hockey mom
Anyone wanting to help the family of Julie Paskall, the Surrey hockey mom killed outside the rink in Newton on December 29, can now donate to a trust fund.
Any money will be used to help the Paskall family and to assist with any additional expenses.
Paskall is survived by a son, 16, two adult daughters and her husband, Al Paskall.
Paskall, 53, found severely beaten in the the parking lot of the Newton Recreation Centre in December.
The Surrey mom viciously assaulted while she was waiting to pick up her son after hockey.
She died in hospital last week.
For more information on donations, contact Bill Hoadley (778) 987-0137 or Bill Tieleman, West Star Communications, cell 778-896-0964 or 604-844-7827.
All Vancity Credit Union branches will accept donations marked for “Paskall Family Trust.”
Surrey RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continue their investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or can be left on their website at www.Solvecrime.ca.
Police reach out to public to help solve death of hockey mom
IHIT and the Surrey RCMP are reaching out the public to find anyone with information into the homicide of Julie Paskall to come forward.
Paskall, 53, of Surrey succumbed to the injuries she suffered when attacked outside the Newton Arena in Surrey, BC on Sunday night.
RCMP will set up a command post Thursday (January 2) and Friday (January 3) outside the Newton Arena with investigators canvassing the neighbourhood for more tips.
On Saturday Surrey RCMP Auxillary Officers will be out putting up posters asking the public for assistance.
“We need the public’s continued support and assistance to solve this crime,” says Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.
Surrey hockey mom succumbs to injuries suffered in brutal attack
In the late morning of Tuesday December 31, 53-year-old Julie Paskall of Surrey succumbed to the injuries she suffered when attacked outside the Newton Arena in Surrey, BC on Sunday night.
“The motive for this unprovoked attack remains robbery with both IHIT and the Surrey RCMP continuing to work toward finding out who is responsible.” said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.
Surrey RCMP issue warning to residents following brutal assault of hockey mom
Surrey RCMP issued a warning to residents following Sunday’s serious brutal assault of a 53-year-old Surrey resident in a parking lot outside of the Newton Aren.
The woman, waiting to pick up her son from hockey, was discovered unconscious in the Newton Arena parking lot around 9:30 p.m. PT Sunday police said.
“Due to the circumstances of this tragic incident, we are asking the public to be extra vigilant,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.
“It is important that people are aware of their surroundings when they are out and that they keep their valuables concealed. Walk with a friend whenever possible, particularly after dark.”
BC Ambulance, Surrey Fire Department and the Surrey RCMP attended to the parking lot outside of the Newton Arena at7120 136b Street in Surrey to the report of an unconscious female in the parking lot.
The investigation revealed a female had been attacked and suffered serious injuries and is not expected to survive.
IHIT assumed control investigation Monday.
Police said the investigation has similarities to an assault on a female that occurred in the same area on December 16, 2013.
Surrey RCMP continue to investigate this previous incident and although the motive appears similar these two occurrences have not definitively been linked.
Surrey RCMP offers the following reminders to residents:
If you are walking alone:
- Be Aware- Know your surroundings and remove your headphones.
- Trust Your Instincts-If something does not feel right, remove yourself from the situation.
- Walk with Confidence-Keep your head up and know where you are going.
- Only Essentials-Carry only the necessary identification, money, or cards that you need.
- Keep in Touch-Bring your cell phone so you can make emergency calls.
- Stay Visible-Stay in well-lit areas and don’t wear dark clothes at night.
- Keys Ready-Have your car or house keys ready before you reach the door.
Minimize your risk:
- Don’t carry large bags or purses
- Don’t carry large amounts of cash
- Don’t carry important documents like a passport or birth certificate
- Don’t make your valuables visible