Surrey RCMP have now turned the case over to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
IHIT Corporal Dominic Duchesneau says police are looking for help from the public.
"We are in the early stages of the investigation and although the cause of death will have to be confirmed through autopsy we can say that this incident does not appear to be a random act."
Duscheneau says police are asking anyone who may have information to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email email@example.com.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can called Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at solvecrime.ca.