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Video of Marrisa Shen released as police confirm homicide

Crime, News

Video of Marrisa Shen released as police confirm homicide

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Jenni Sheppard Jul 20, 2017 4:44 pm 56,082

Police have released new footage of Marrisa Shen, the 13-year-old whose body was found in Burnaby this week, showing her leaving her home for the last time.

In a release, the police said the video surveillance footage shows the girl leaving her home at 6:02 pm on Tuesday, July 18.

Police began looking for Shen just after 11:30 pm, and discovered her body in the southeast side of Central Park at around 1:10 am on Wednesday morning.

Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT confirmed Shen’s death is a homicide, although police don’t yet know if she was the intended victim or if her killing was “a random act.”

“Investigators are working tirelessly to gather and review evidence,” said Stone, in the release.

“No stone will be left unturned, and we ask that anyone with information contact police so that we can apprehend those responsible, and hold them accountable.”

IHIT have provided this full size image of Marrisa Shen, whose body was found in Burnaby's Central Park (IHIT)

IHIT have provided this full size image of Marrisa Shen, whose body was found in Burnaby’s Central Park (IHIT)

According to police, Shen was last seen at home at 1 pm on Tuesday and last heard from on the phone at 5 pm.

Upon finding Shen’s body, police say, circumstances led them to believe she had been killed, however, an autopsy will be needed to determine how she died.

Since appealing for witnesses on Wednesday, Stone said, the police have received a number of tips.

“We would like to thank the public for the assistance rendered so far,” said Stone. “The risk to public remains unknown, but we ask that the public remain vigilant.”

Police are still gathering evidence and are conducting a widespread search of the park, together with Vancouver Police, Stone said.

In these two maps, the area in which Shen was found is circled in red:

This map shows where Marrisa Shen's body was found (IHIT)

This map shows where Marrisa Shen’s body was found (IHIT)

This map shows where Marrisa Shen's body was found (IHIT)

This map shows where Marrisa Shen’s body was found (IHIT)

Anyone who may have seen Marrisa Shen after 6 pm on Tuesday, July 18 is urged to contact police.

You can contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or [email protected]. Or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at solvecrime.ca.

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Jenni Sheppard
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