Still no suspects 6 months after Burnaby teen Marrisa Shen's tragic murder

Jan 18 2018, 9:33 pm

Six months after 13-year-old Marrisa Shen went missing and her body was later found in a Burnaby park, police said there are still no suspects in her murder.

“IHIT recognizes there is a high-degree of public interest in the homicide of Miss Shen,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang on Thursday.

“Marrisa was a 13-year-old teenager who was about to enter high school prior to her tragic death. We are all invested in this case.”

Now, in an effort to “maintain and enhance public interest,”  investigators have launched a website dedicated entirely to Shen’s case.

“We wanted a single place where the public can easily access information and ongoing updates in this investigation,” said Jang.

The website “will house videos, updates and previously published information into the Marrisa Shen homicide investigation,” said IHIT in a release.

The website launch includes the release of new video showing Shen going into a Tim Hortons at 6200 McKay Avenue in Burnaby at 6:09 pm on July 18, 2017.

The girl spends about an hour and a half in there before leaving at 7:37 pm. It is believed to be the last time Shen was seen alive.

To watch the video, go here:

Shen was reported missing by her family on the same day. Burnaby RCMP immediately initiated a missing person investigation and at approximately 1:10 am on July 19, the young teen’s body was found on the southeast side of Central Park.

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)

Her death was later determined to be a homicide and a random act.

“Our investigators are working tirelessly and continue to conduct door-to-door canvassing of the neighbourhoods surrounding Burnaby’s Central Park,” said Jang.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected].

Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip online at

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