Mother of murdered woman appeals for public help

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2024-01-09 09:00 PST

File # 2022-1001

The mother of Aisha Harouya is appealing for witnesses to help advance the investigation into her homicide.

Background:

On July 25, 2022, Surrey RCMP received a report of a deceased young adult woman located in a parking lot in the 11100-block of 124 Street, Surrey. Police identified the woman as 21-year old Aisha Harouya of Surrey. In consultation with the BC Coroners Service, Aisha’s death was deemed to be the result of foul play, resulting in the deployment of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). Since November 2022, IHIT has continued to work closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service.

Through extensive investigation, IHIT learned that Aisha was last seen alive on July 24, 2022, in the area of 100 Avenue and Whalley Boulevard, Surrey. 

She will never get the chance to go to college, get married, have kids, she will have none of that. I will never hear her say the words "Mommy" or "I Love You" ever again, says Ashni Ram, mother of Aisha Harouya. She loved animals and the love of her life was her dog Lexi. She was going into makeup and hair and her dream was to be a makeup artist and move to LA. She had a passion for fashion.

Photo of Aisha Harouya

(Photo of Aisha Harouya)

(Letter from Aisha’s mother)

Now, a year and a half later, the family of Aisha Harouya is appealing to the public for witnesses to come forward. 

Transcription
Ashni Ram:

My name is Ashni Ram. I’m the mother of Aisha Harouya. Uh, Aisha was twenty-one years old when she uh, passed away. She loved animals. She loved fashion. My whole world just came shattering down on me that day. I just uh, I just was in complete shock, complete shock. I just you never think that’s gonna happen to you. You know? Losing your child. She was my only daughter.

I-I wake up every day thinking this is just a nightmare and I’m gonna wake up and she’s gonna come through the door and say, mommy, I’m home. I just miss hearing her voice, I just miss everything about her.

If anything, if anybody knows anything of Aisha’s whereabouts the night of, the evening of July 23rd, and the day of July 24th, 2022, to please come forward. Please do the right thing and contact IHIT if you have any information about her whereabouts. If she was with anybody, if she got into a car, if you saw her at a coffee shop, at a bar, anything. We just wanna know what happened to her. Nothing is gonna take away that pain in my heart, the void, the emptiness. But just knowing that what happened to her, you know? Knowing what happened to her and it’ll give our family some closure. It’ll give me some peace. Although it won’t bring her back but it’ll be a step forward in healing I think.

Aisha, she had a life to live. She was, she was a human being, you know? If you, if anybody out there knows anything, if they can just help our family heal, help our family move on. Give us information. Have a heart and just help us get closure, help us get some answers. We are all, my family and I we’re just struggling. We just need answers. We need to know what happened to Aisha and why, why would somebody do this to her. It’s just I-I, that’s the thing I-I can’t sleep at night. I was just like why would somebody do this to her? I just don’t understand.

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If you have any information regarding the murder of Aisha Harouya, please call IHIT at 1877-551-4448 or email: infoeieh@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Ashni Ram:

I miss talking to her, I miss holding her. I miss her laugh. I even miss our fights, you know mothers and daughters they argue but I miss that. You know? Like I, I feel like I’ve lost my best friend. You know, I have this emptiness in my heart. It’s like half my heart is gone. Like whoever did this like took half my heart with them and they took Aisha from me.

 

I am pleading with the public, at this time, if you have any information or can remember seeing my daughter Aisha, or anyone she was talking to, walking with, if she got into a car with anyone between the dates of July 23rd and July 24th, 2022 to please come forward, says Ashni Ram. We need justice served not only for my daughter but for other young women to end violence against women. Our family needs closure and peace so any information no matter how big or small might help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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