THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Thursday introduced a website (marrisashen.org) that will house videos, updates and previously published information into the Marrisa Shen homicide investigation. The website includes the release of new video believed to be the last-known time Shen was seen.
The standalone website comes six months after Shen was first reported missing by her family on July 18, 2017. Burnaby RCMP immediately initiated a missing person investigation and at approximately 1:10 a.m. on July 19, Shen was located dead in the south east side of Central Park. Her death was later determined to be a homicide and a random act.
“IHIT recognizes there is a high-degree of public interest in the homicide of Miss Shen,” IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said. “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 and in an effort to maintain and enhance public interest, investigators wanted a single place where the public can easily access information and ongoing updates in this investigation.”
IHIT continues to work closely with the Burnaby RCMP. “Our investigators are working tirelessly and continue to conduct door-to-door canvassing of the neighbourhoods surrounding Burnaby’s Central Park,” said Jang.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).