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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 05:08:32 AM »

B.C. Police Ask Public For Videos Of Marrisa Shen's Funeral
The 13-year-old's body was found in a Burnaby, B.C. park.

BURNABY, B.C. ? Police say they have identified more than 90 persons of interest involving the homicide investigation of a 13-year-old girl found dead in a suburban Vancouver park.

Marrisa Shen's body was discovered in some brush at Central Park in Burnaby on July 19, and police say they have narrowed a timeline and provided investigators with her whereabouts on the previous day.

Shen was last seen on the south side of Central Boulevard at 7:38 p.m. on July 18. Previously, police released a video of Shen entering a building the evening before her body was found.
Police say nearly 200 tips have come in and they've collected video footage covering thousands of hours from more than 60 places. It's being reviewed by investigators with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the RCMP.

Police are asking the public and the media to provide video footage from a vigil in Central Park on July 22 and from Shen's funeral on July 28.

Cpl. Meghan Foster told a news conference police do not know whether a suspect would have attended the events.

"This case has drawn attention nationwide and because of the attention it's drawn it's something we'd be remiss not to ask for,'' she said.

Marrisa was 'like any kid'
Police are also asking people to forward any video or photos taken in the area the day Shen died.

"Marrisa Shen did frequent the park and she was like any kid, she went to Tim Horton's and enjoyed coffee. To offer what her routine was and whether or not that played a part in the events leading up to her death right now is speculation,'' Foster said.

She said police believe the homicide happened in Central Park and it's still considered random.

Shen was to start high school next month. Police have not said how she died.

Police patrolled Central Park on bicycles and on foot after Shen's body was found and residents were asked to stay vigilant about their personal safety.


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Re: Marrisa Shen - 13 - murdered - Burnaby, BC
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »
I heard on the news that the police have 90 persons of interest, well it is better then no clues at all. In all of those 90, the person responsible could be there. It also could be more then one person. I do hope they solve this crime quickly. Children should be very careful not to enter any areas like this by themselves. They should be accompanied by a couple of friends or family members. Thoughts and prayers to everyone in that community. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 09:05:15 AM »

New video released 6 months after Marrisa Shen murder

Andrew Weichel, Digital reporter/editor, CTV Vancouver

Published Thursday, January 18, 2018

Six months after 13-year-old Marrisa Shen was found murdered in Burnaby, B.C., police have released new surveillance video in the hopes of pushing their investigation forward.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team also marked Thursday's grim anniversary by launching a website where people can view all available video clips and details on the case.
"IHIT realizes the high degree of public interest in Marrisa's murder," Cpl. Frank Jang said at a news conference.

"We are all invested in this case, and in an effort to maintain and enhance public interest, our investigators wanted one place where the public can access information and any ongoing updates."
Her family describes the
The new surveillance video, captured inside a Tim Hortons on McKay Avenue, was taken shortly after 6 p.m. on July 18, 2017. It shows the teenager, who was weeks away from starting high school, walking into the fast-food restaurant alone and politely holding the door for someone who was leaving.
She spends about 90 minutes inside before walking out by herself.
"This is the last time that we believe Marrisa is seen," Jang said.
Her body would be discovered less than six hours later in Central Park, a large greenspace located just across the street from her family's apartment.
Shen's family described the half year that's passed since her murder as "gut-wrenching."
"There hasn't been a single day without something reminding us that Marrisa isn't here anymore," her brother, Peter, told CTV News in an email. "We miss her desperately and we pray that she is resting in peace in heaven. We hope that the police will find the person responsible soon and find out why he would do something like this to an innocent teenage girl."
Unfortunately, despite their tireless efforts poring over thousands of hours of video and investigating hundreds of leads, police have yet to identify or arrest a suspect.
Jang said IHIT does have a "list of people" that investigators believe have information on Marrisa's murder, but he could not elaborate.
"My priority and the priority of our investigators is to maintain the integrity of the investigation," he told reporters.
"I'm asking anyone with information on the murder of Marrisa Shen to please come forward."
Shen's murder, which was apparently committed at random, shocked people across the Lower Mainland, and put parents in particular on edge.
Anyone who saw the teenager or has information on her killing is asked to call IHIT's tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from CTV Vancouver's David Molko