Some furniture was left in a Surrey park near where the body of Lisa Ann Zielke was found on Halloween morning and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team want to speak to whoever dumped off that furniture to find out if they saw anything that could help them in the case.
Zielke, 41, was named by police Monday after her family was informed of her death.
The drug-dependent sex-trade worker, a longtime resident of Surrey, was a mother of two — although the children were not in her care, according to Sgt. Jennifer Pound of IHIT.
It’s not just whoever left the brown sofa bed and grey table and two chairs that police want to interview.
“Someone may have seen the furniture travelling to the site,” said Pound.
Zielke was last seen October 30 getting into a vehicle at 6:15 p.m. in the 9100 block of King George Boulevard.
Her body was found in Hi-Knoll Park 17 hours later by workers assigned to take care of the area, which is near 192 Street and Colebrook Road and approximately 20 kilometres away from where she was last seen.
The furniture was not there the previous day.
Police have already warned sex-trade workers about the killing.
“We know they speak to each other,” said Pound. “They’re a very close-knit community.”
The warning has also been distributed throughout the Lower Mainland.
Pound said investigators are also hoping to speak to anyone that may have seen Zielke after 6:15 p.m. Oct. 30.
An autopsy has been conducted but police are still awaiting the final results.
Zielke’s death was Surrey’s 20th homicide of the year and follows the February death of Janice Shore, another woman involved the sex-trade in the city.