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Fundraiser honours slain Coquitlam realtor, single mother to three children

Ramina Shah was identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing on Jan. 27, 2022; she was attacked in a parkade near her real-state office.

Ramina Shah is being remembered as lively among friends and a proud single mother to her three children.

The 32-year-old woman died last Thursday (Jan. 27), identified by investigators as the victim of a fatal stabbing in a Coquitlam parkade.

A GoFundMe campaign has been created in Shah's honour to pay for memorial costs.

In two days, it's more than surpassed its $10,000 goal and organizers say all money raised beyond that total will be used to help raise her kids — two, four and five years old — who are now in the care of their grandparents.

"Anyone who met her instantly fell in love. She was full of life, had a smile that lit up any room, and a laugh that took away all of your problems," writes "Ramina's Loved Ones" on the GoFundMe page. 

"She always stuck up for what was right, and never backed down from any fight. She was a leading example as a parent and it showed as her kids love her more than anything in the world."

According to the page, Shah was filming a real estate video the morning she died and went back to her office in the 1100-block of Austin Avenue.

She was leaving work to go home when a suspect(s) attacked in the building's underground parkade around 4:30 p.m., when Coquitlam RCMP responded to reports of a woman with apparent stab wounds.

Shah succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

Since being called in, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) believes this was not a random attack and that the Maple Ridge resident has no ties to Lower Mainland gang conflicts.

"We did receive some background information from other witnesses and people that know her," spokesperson IHIT David Lee explained during an update on Jan. 28, noting there were no suspects in custody.

"That information, with a combination of the things we've seen at the scene lead us to believe this as an isolated incident and not random."

Nearly $12,000 has been raised since the GoFundMe page was created in honour of Shah.

Organizers say they're grateful for everyone who has donated thus far.

"She will never be forgotten."

You can click here if you wish to contribute to the fundraiser.

IHIT is asking the public for its help with the Coquitlam homicide case.

Officers are looking for dashcam or CCTV footage, specifically from anyone who travelled or parked along Austin Avenue between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Anyone with details or tips about the fatal incident is strongly encouraged to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or email [email protected], anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to