This coming Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of Tanya Brooks and the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit continues 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 who haven't spoken to police.
Today, members of the Mi’Kmaq community are 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 Halifax Regional Police Headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street for a short ceremony. Deputy Chief Bill Moore will bring remarks on behalf of Halifax Regional Police.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit at (902) 490-5333. 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.