Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a woman stabbed at a residence in the 15400-block of 94 Avenue on July 5th at approximately 9:15am.
The woman was able to escape the home however, a 5-year-old child remained inside. The suspect in the stabbing, who is known to the victims, allegedly set a fire inside the residence and fled in a red Subaru prior to police arrival.
When the Surrey fir department extinguished the fire they located the 5-year-old child deceased. The death of the child is under investigation.
Later that night at approximately 9:45pm, Coquitlam RCMP received a report of a man jumping off of the Port Mann Bridge. The IHIT said, the man, who is presumed deceased, is believed to be the suspect in the stabbing and fire in Surrey.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team will be working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit. Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).