Coquitlam area murder-suicide involved a mother and daughter, say friends
'She was so sweet, so sweet' said friend of 22-year-old young woman found dead
An apparent murder-suicide in Coquitlam B.C. has left neighbours and family of a mother and daughter stricken.
Friends told CBC the mother struggled with depression.
"I ask all the moms if you are sick or depressed you know you talk [to somebody]! It's so sad," said a neighbour who told CBC her name was Elda.
"I want to respect her as my friend. She's a good woman in a bit of a bad situation," said a sobbing neighbour who only used her first name, Yvette.
A 22-year-old was found dead in the Coquitlam B.C. home with injuries "consistent with foul play" the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said.
Investigators then identified an older female suspect and tracked her vehicle to the Buntzen Lake area where a body was found and recovered around 6 a.m. PT July 16.
Evidence suggests the deaths were a murder-suicide, said Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
The younger woman was preparing to attended Douglas College in September, and had an interest in makeup artistry.
"She was so sweet, so sweet. My boys adored her," said friend Yvette.
"There remains much work to be done," said Pound in a release.
Police were first called to the 1100-block of Eagleridge Drive just before 5 p.m. PT Friday, for reports of a woman in medical distress. IHIT then tracked the suspect's vehicle early Saturday morning.
The agency worked with Coquitlam RCMP, Air1 and Coquitlam Search and Rescue to locate the older suspect's vehicle at Buntzen Lake.
"The family is cooperating and are attempting to process this traumatic loss as best as they can," said an earlier police release.
Names of the deceased have not been released, however neighbours and friends who came to the crime scene on Saturday to reflect on the tragedy and place flowers on the property said the two women were a mother and her daughter.
"I'm in shock because I talk to her everyday," said Elda. "All my neighbours are in shock, not just me."
Due to the sensitive nature of the recent homicide in Coquitlam,names of the deceased will not be released at this time. IHIT completing nok—@HomicideTeam