IIHT confirms death of Burnaby teen, Marissa Shen was a random attack

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IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster addressing the press
IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster addressing the press
IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster addressing the press

Burnaby: Members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and the Burnaby RCMP are advancing this investigation. A review of the evidence collected to date indicates Miss Shen’s murder was a random attack.

These events have caused great distress and sparked much concern about safety within the community. I can say that there have been no links made between this homicide and other reported acts of violence.

At this time, we have not identified a suspect or suspects, but we are still in the early stages of evidence gathering. These initial stages in homicide investigations can be lengthy. We will continue to review the facts, and will provide updates as appropriate.

Since our initial release a week ago, police have received a number of tips. We are appreciative of the information provided, and are once again asking for the public’s help. Investigators are in search of anyone who took photographs or video while inside the park or surrounding areas on the night of July 18 between 6 pm and 1 am. This includes those with dash cam video.

Marissa Shen
Marissa Shen

We understand that there are many questions, but in light of how the facts present we ask the public to remain vigilant.  Cpl. Meghan Foster of IHIT says, Marrisa’s death was senseless.