Investigation continues in the murder of Tanya Jean Brooks
Saturday marks five years since the murder of Tanya Jean Brooks.
The body of the 36-year-old woman was found in a window well in a Halifax schoolyard.
The case has never been solved.
“I miss my daughter,” reads Connie Adams, from a poem she wrote for her daughter. “She meant the world to me; she was the brightest light that I’ll ever see.”
Brooks was the oldest of four children, with five children of her own.
“All that I want is justice, every day I’ll surely fight.”
Tanya Jean Brooks was murdered in May 2009.
A march was held as a tribute to Tanya, but also as a way of recognizing violence against Aboriginal women, and all women.
“I’m hoping that people take the message that we need to stop violence against women,” says Denise John, Friendship Centre Victim Services Navigator. “We need to educate our young women and our young men how to respect the women.”
The Deputy Chief of Halifax Regional Police addressed today’s crowd, encouraging those in the know, to do the right thing.
“Sometimes people, for different reasons, change their position they may have had in the past,” Deputy Chief Bill Moore explained. “That’s what we’re really trying to do now, is we’re reaching out to those individuals that may have information on this to contact us.”
The case is also part of the provinces major unsolved crimes program.
The justice department offers up to $150,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Jacqueline Foster