Tanya Brooks. Submitted
This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of Tanya Brooks and investigators are still looking for help in solving the case.
Brooks – a 36-year-old mother of five – was found in a basement window well along St. Patrick’s-Alexandra school in Halifax just after 2 p.m., May 11, 2009.
“We do believe from the investigation that Tanya knew her assailant and we are confident that there are people who know what happened to her,” said Const. Pierre Bourdages of the Halifax Regional Police.
Investigators say they are able to track Brook’s movements until about 9 p.m. the night before her body was discovered.
“The homicide is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice reward for major unsolved crime program, so we’re hoping that this will provide incentive for someone to come forward with information as well,” Bourdages said.
The program offers a reward of $150,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for Brook’s death.
On Friday, members of the Mi’Kmaq community marked the anniversary of Tanya’s death with a march to stop violence against Aboriginal women.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 490-5333. Anonymous tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitting a web tip atwww.crimestoppers.ns.ca