Monday will mark the sixth anniversary of the murder of Tanya Brooks and homicide investigators in the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the case.
Tanya's body was discovered in a trench along the west side of St. Patrick's-Alexandra School on May 11, 2009 at 2:17 p.m. Investigators were able to trace her movements until approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 and urge anyone who witnessed anything around the school after that time to contact police. Investigators believe that Tanya knew her assailant(s) and that there are people who know what happened to her who haven't spoken to police.
Investigators ask anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the police at (902) 490-5016. Anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.
Tomorrow, our community is marking the anniversary of Tanya’s death with a march to stop violence against Aboriginal women. The walk will begin at the Mi'Kmaq Native Friendship Centre located at 2158 Gottingen Street at 12:30 p.m. and proceed to Police Headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street for a short ceremony. Supt. Robin McNeil will bring remarks on behalf of Halifax Regional Police.