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Website for murdered teen

UPDATE 1:21 p.m.

Police are hoping a website with information on a murder victim can help them crack the case.

Marissa Shen, 13, was murdered six months ago today and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team marked the grim anniversary by launching a website where people can view all available video clips and details on the case.

"IHIT realizes the high degree of public interest in Marrisa's murder," Cpl. Frank Jang said at a news conference in the Lower Mainland Thursday. "We are all invested in this case, and in an effort to maintain and enhance public interest, our investigators wanted one place where the public can access information and any ongoing updates."

Police released a video showing Shen going into a Tim Hortons on McKay Avenue at around 6 p.m. July 18, 2017, six hours before her body was found in the Burnaby park.

The video shows Shen walking onto the fast food restaurant alone and then leaving alone 90 minutes later.

"This is the last time that we believe Marrisa is seen," Jang said.

Investigators have spoken to hundreds of individuals in the area surrounding Central Park in order to identify anyone who may have more information concerning the death of Marrisa Shen. Investigators also returned to Central Park and conducted a park-wide canvass to speak to regular users of the park. In addition, over 200 tips have been received on the IHIT Infoline which investigators continue to follow up on.

More than 1,000 hours of video surveillance footage from 60 different locations in and near Central Park were collected by investigators. Some of this video has been crucial in advancing the investigation and investigators have reached out to the public in requesting any video or photos taken in or near the park on the evening of July 18, 2017.

Police do not have any suspects in the shocking crime, but Jang said IHIT does have a "list of people" that investigators believe have information on Shen's murder, but he could not elaborate.

Police believe the murder was a random act.

Anyone who saw the teenager or has information on her killing is asked to call IHIT's tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

- with files from CTV Vancouver


Today marks the six-month anniversary of the murder of a Burnaby teen and police are still searching for suspects.

The body of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen was found in some brush on the southeast side of Central Park on July 19.

RCMP will be holding a press conference later today about the murder, but have already said there have been no arrests and no one has been criminally charged in connection with the homicide of Shen.

Police established a timeline of her movements prior to her disappearance and are asking the public and the media to provide video footage from a vigil in Central Park on July 22 and from Shen's funeral on July 28.

Cpl. Meghan Foster says police believe the homicide happened in Central Park.

"It should be noted that this does not change our belief that Miss Shen's homicide was random," she said in a news release in August.

Castanet will have more information as soon as it becomes available.



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