Investigators reportedly searched a Newton home for a week after Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi’s murder

Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi
Photo: IHIT

IT appears that within a few hours of the discovery of the body of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi of Surrey in a burned-out vehicle in Surrey in the 18700-block of 24th Avenue of Surrey on August 2, police investigators executed a search warrant at a Newton home.

Global BC reported on Wednesday that the home was taped off and dozens of investigators scoured the home for a week.

It must be remembered that police have to prove a charge beyond a reasonable doubt, so whatever evidence police found at the home will most probably have to be supplemented by other evidence.

Dhesi, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University student, was last seen leaving the family home on Tuesday, August 1 at 9 p.m. From the evidence recovered, police believe that Dhesi’s homicide was not random.

Dhesi was not known to police, and the investigation to date indicates that her death was not related to gang activity.

“Police are working tirelessly to advance this investigation and want to speak with any friends and acquaintances that knew Miss Dhesi,” Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT said at the time. “Miss Dhesi was a college student, and had recently recovered from a kidney transplant. This death is a crushing blow to Miss Dhesi’s family, and they are suffering terribly.”

Some other facts that emerged from Thursday’s press briefing:

* The vehicle in which her body was found belonged to her family.

* She was going to meet some friends.

* Police were speaking with persons of interest. Persons of interest are basically anyone that police believe has information that can further their investigation.

* Police couldn’t speak of the nature of the association in which the persons of interest are.

* Police could not speak about where they believe the initial crime scene was.