Vancouver – A Vancouver woman has been charged following last week’s fatal stabbing in Yaletown.
VPD officers arrested 34-year-old Lindsay Scott Sunday night, following a week-long investigation into the murder of Justin Mohrmann. The 29-year-old victim was stabbed while walking near Smithe and Homer streets the morning of July 11.
“Investigators have found no evidence to suggest the victim and accused knew each other,” says Sergeant Steve Addison. “We believe they were strangers.”
Vancouver Police initially identified a suspect near the crime scene after witnesses called 9-1-1 to report the rush-hour stabbing around 8:30 a.m. last Monday. After collecting additional evidence, the BC Prosecution Service this week approved one count of second-degree murder against Scott. She was arrested without incident near Main and Hastings on Sunday night.
VPD’s homicide team continues to gather evidence in the Yaletown homicide, and today released a photo of Mohrmann with hopes that someone who saw him before the stabbing will come forward with more information.
Police are also investigating Scott’s movements prior to the murder. Anyone who believes they may have interacted with Scott the morning of July 11 is asked to call VPD homicide investigators at 604-717-2500.
Scott remains in custody.