Police have confirmed that two suspicious deaths that occurred earlier this month in North Surrey were a murder-suicide.
A mother and daughter were found dead at a home on 111-A Avenue at 136th Street on May 1st.
Homicide investigators first called their deaths suspicious, saying no ‘third-party’ was involved.
Sergeant Adam MacIntosh now says the daughter, 61-year-old Kathleen Maximuik, killed her mother, 83-year-old Anne Shouchuk.
MacIntosh says Kathleen suffered ongoing health problems.
He says, “That’s part of what the B.C. Coroner is looking into — ultimately, what was going on with Kathleen that resulted in her taking her own life after taking her mom’s.”
He says this isn’t an assisted-suicide.
This marks at least four murder-suicides in B.C. in the past six weeks.