Thi Yen Le killed in targeted attack in Stanley Park
Police say death is Vancouver's fifth homicide of the year
Vancouver police have identified the woman killed in Stanley Park early Thursday morning as 33-year-old Thi Yen Le of Surrey.
Vancouver police spokesperson Const. Brian Montague says Le was known to police and they believe she was the victim of a targeted attack.
Le was found in medical distress by a caretaker near the Brockton Oval around 6 a.m. PT.
"Despite efforts to save the woman, she was pronounced dead at the scene," said a statement issued by police.
Police say the woman was not a jogger, and have not ruled out that her body may have been dumped there after she was attacked.
A large area around Brockton Oval and Stanley Park Drive was closed on Thursday morning while police investigated the scene.
The death is Vancouver's fifth homicide of the year.