VANCOUVER —Homicide investigators in B.C. have laid charges in the alleged serial murders of two New Westminster escorts, in addition to a man with a known history of drug use.
Sarbjit Bains is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
The 32-year-old is additionally charged with indignity to human remains.
An alleged acquaintance, 36-year-old Evelina Urbaniak, is charged with indignity to human remains and accessory after the fact.
Neither of the accused had prior criminal records, police said.
One of the keys to solving the case, according to homicide investigators, was surveillance footage obtained from buildings and businesses.
The investigation began in February, when 29-year-old Amritpal Saran’s burned body was discovered along Colebrook Road in Surrey, B.C., a known dumping ground where four bodies were discovered last year.
However, it’s unclear what connection, if any, the other bodies found along Colebrook Road had to do with the current case.
The bodies of the other victims, escorts Jill Lyons, 45, and Karen Nabors, 48, were found within their homes in a New Westminster apartment complex months later in August.