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Htoo family | Murdered (August 2010)
« on: January 05, 2011, 08:05:56 PM »
Gray Nay Htoo, is wife Maw Maw, and 3 yo son.

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/08/09/14964431.html
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Re: Triple murder: Htoo family
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 08:11:22 PM »

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Re: Triple murder: Htoo family
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 11:38:59 PM »
it seems the community from which they are from is not talking a lot.

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Re: Triple murder: Htoo family
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 01:59:19 AM »
Apparently not. The Police canvassed the neighbourhood they lived in and more or less demanded info according to one report. They have 2 suspects supposedly that they are watching very closely but were also quick to say that the suspects weren't tips from the neighbours questionaires. IMO, the use of "2 suspects" is a flushing attempt.

These people must really be feeling the culture shock:

http://ethnomed.org/culture/karen/karen-cultural-profile

When I first read that, I had to look for the date the article was written...thinking it was many years old.

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Re: Htoo family | Murdered (August 2010)
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 01:53:14 AM »
Just hope this isn't political "score settling" from back home. 


http://regina.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110805/sas-htoomurder-110805/20110805?hub=Regina


CTV Regina
Date: Friday Aug. 5, 2011 1:21 PM CST
It has been one year since a Regina family was found murdered in their home, and there are still few questions about what happened.

The Htoo family, 31-year-old Gray Nay, 28-year-old Maw Maw, and their 3-year-old son Steven June, were discovered murdered in their townhouse in early August of 2010. It's believed the family had recently emigrated from Burma.

The exact cause of death was never released, though police have always referred to it as a triple murder, while specifying that it was not a shooting.

A team of seven investigators is working to solve the murders. Police say there are several potential suspects but no one has been arrested.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the murders to contact Regina city police or Crime Stoppers, and are offering protection to anyone with information.

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Re: Htoo family | Murdered (August 2010)
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 10:41:24 AM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/triple-homicide-of-regina-karen-family-still-a-mystery-5-years-later-1.3181357

Triple homicide of Regina Karen family still a mystery 5 years later
Cousin of slain Karen family asking killer to do the right thing and come forward
By Nichole Huck CBC, CBC News Posted: Aug 06, 2015 9:41 AM CT Last Updated: Aug 06, 2015 9:41 AM CT

It's been five long years since a young Karen family was found dead in their Regina home.

Gray Nay Htoo, 31, and his wife Maw Maw, 28, came to Canada in search of a better life. They were members of the Karen ethnic group in Burma and fled decades long conflict.

The couple lived in a refugee camp on the Thailand-Burma border before being accepted as refugees by Canada in 2008.

The family moved to Canada with their baby, Seven June, and two years later family members said Maw Maw was pregnant with her second child.

The family was found dead in their Regina home on Aug. 5, 2010. At the time, police interviewed almost everyone in the tight-knit Burmese community, often through the use of a translator.

Struggling to find a suspect

Over the past five years, as many as 25 Regina police investigators and several RCMP investigators have worked on the case, but police have not been able to gather enough information to press charges.

Last year, police offered a reward of $50,000 hoping to encourage someone to come forward with information, but so far no one has collected that money.

K'nyaw Htoo, Gray Nay Htoo's cousin, remembers his relative as a good father who took care of his family.

He worked at Crown Shred and Recycling and K'nyaw said even though money was tight sometimes, he never dipped into the money he was saving for his three-year-old son's education.

"That's why he came here with his family so they could have a better life."
- K'nyaw Htoo, Cousin of Gray Nay Htoo
"That's why he came here with his family: so they could have a better life and when his kid grows up he can go to University or be whatever he wants to be," K'nyaw Htoo said.

Htoo said the past five years have been hard on him and other members of the tight-knit Karen community.

"When I found out he was dead, I was shocked and at the same time I was so scared and I felt so mad."

Ready to forgive

Htoo said it changed the way he felt about his community because everyone was seen as a suspect. However, Htoo said he has allowed himself to trust again and is even offering forgiveness to the person or people responsible for his cousin's homicide.

"Whoever did this, I'm not hating anymore. We are all human, everyone do mistakes."
- K'nyaw Htoo, cousin of Gray Nay Htoo
Htoo said most of his young life was spent hiding from military in the jungles of Burma. "It was all because of hate. Instead of hate, why don't we give love, because all humans need love."

Htoo is asking anyone with information for help by going to the police.

"This is your own people. Love can give you peace for life, that's what I believe."

Police are holding a press conference at 11 a.m. CST to update media on this case.

It's expected that resources dedicated to this case will be reduced.


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Re: Htoo family | Murdered (August 2010)
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 05:26:47 AM »
The investigation focused on the Karen community....but what if some crazy redneck did not want this family living near him?
Who would want to murder a child?  And, was Maw Maw pregnant?
Very sad story of a family trying to make good in Canada.