Ethiopian woman Killed in Burnaby helped everyone indiscriminately

Bayush Hagos was found dead in her Burnaby apartment last week

A woman killed in her Burnaby apartment last week is being remembered as an indiscriminately caring and compassionate woman who opened her home and heart to anyone in need.

Bayush Hagos, 57, was found dead in her apartment around 6:30 a.m. Sept. 1. Police had been called to the residence, located at 4134 Maywood Street, east of Central Park, for a domestic dispute.

Inside, officers found Hagos dead and another woman injured.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is now handling the investigation.

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Bayush Hagos was found dead in her Burnaby apartment last week
Bayush Hagos was found dead in her Burnaby apartment last week

The injured woman remained in hospital being “medically assessed … with non-life-threatening injuries” as of Wednesday afternoon, said IHIT spokeswoman Jennifer Pound. The woman is a suspect, but has not been charged.

Pound said that while police are investigating an alleged dispute between the two women, it was not believed to be a domestic dispute.

Ken Campbell met Hagos about 20 years ago through his wife, who worked with Hagos at the Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services.

Hagos began working there as a counsellor shortly after arriving from Ethiopia in the late 1980s, Campbell said.

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