NEWS
04/24/2014 03:16 EDT | Updated 06/24/2014 05:59 EDT

Stanley Park death: Woman killed in targeted attack

A woman who died in Stanley Park early Thursday morning was the victim of a targeted attacked, say Vancouver police.

Police say the Asian woman in her 30s 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.

Google Map: Brockton Oval, Stanley Park, Vancouver