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Maple Batalia murder: Two men arrested in death of B.C. student


Maple Batalia

AJ Yao/THE CANADIAN PRESS University student Maple Batalia, 19, was inexplicably gunned down in a Vancouver suburb a year ago. On Saturday police announced they have arrested two suspects.

SURREY, B.C.—Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Maple Batalia, a 19-year-old student who was inexplicably gunned down in the parkade of a suburban Vancouver university campus more than a year ago

Sgt. Jennifer Pound says more details will be released at a news conference Saturday night but that charges are pending against both men, who were arrested Friday night.

Police released a surveillance video of a white Dodge Charger leaving the murder scene on Sept. 28, 2011.

Batalia’s body was found at about 1 a.m. near an entrance to the Surrey Central City campus of Simon Fraser University. She later died in hospital.

The young woman was modelling and acting to pay for her education and had a small role in the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Her family said she had dreamed of becoming a doctor.

thestar.com – News