Burnaby Mounties have released a description of one of the two suspects in last night’s hit and run that left a 25 year old woman dead.
Witnesses at the scene of the crash describe seeing a woman get out of the suspect vehicle and flee the scene. She is described as:
• Caucasian female
• Dirty blonde or light brown hair, tied up high into a bun
• Prominent facial features
• Wearing a dark coat possibly a trench-coat style
• It is possible that she has facial injuries
• Believed to be in her mid-twenties.
Police are also looking for a male suspect, but have not released a description.
Click to see the vehicle used in the hit and run
25 year old Emily Sheane was killed last night, while driving eastbound through a green light on Deer Lake Parkway.
She her vehicle was hit by a grey 2006 Range Rover, which allegedly ran a red light and slammed into her vehicle at Willingdon Avenue just before midnight.
Corporal Daniela Panesar says a man and woman fled the accident scene.
“This is a terrible tragic accident and this resulted in the premature death of a vibrant young woman who of course had many years ahead of her and we just want to make a plea to the public to please come forward if they have any information about this vehicle, if they know who was driving it or many have been operating it.”
She adds the pair are likely hurt, and is appealing for them to turn themselves in.
“The people that were driving the vehicle that were in the vehicle that they come forward. During the collision the airbags from the suspect vehicle deployed and police believe that the two people inside this vehicle were injured, so it is very likely that we will be able to gather DNA from inside the vehicle.”
Panesar says the vehicle wasn’t stolen but “fraudulently obtained”, although she wouldn’t elaborate.
Anyone with information is asked to call Burnaby RCMP or Crimestoppers
Sheane was reportedly on her way home from her job at Joe Fortes restaurant in downtown Vancouver when the crash happened.
She was also a part time graphic designer, and an avid hoola hooper.
Her death has been met with an outpouring of grief on social media, with friends describing her as a “ray of sunshine,” and “full of life, light, and adventure.”
With files from Shelby Thom