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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    Canada - Deanna Desjarlais, 27, Vernon, BC, April 2016


    The body of Deanna Desjarlais, a young Cree woman who went missing nearly five months ago, was found this week in a wooded area in Surrey, B.C.

    Desjarlais, 27, was originally from Saskatoon. She had travelled to Vernon, B.C., in late April, and that's the last time her family heard from her.
    Family friend Dana Morenstein says Desjarlais's relatives are absolutely devastated.
    Family convinced Desjarlais was murdered

    This week, Desjarlais's family learned from the RCMP that she was found in a wooded area without a path to it. At first, her badly decomposed body was difficult to identify, but eventually police were able to get a thumb print.
    Wrote song about MMIW before she went missing

    The seven women in the group decided to co-write a song dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous women, after a woman from a previous group was found murdered.
    "All of the women were quite torn up about it as you can imagine, so we decided to write a song about it," L'Hirondelle said.
    The song is called Come my Sister Come, and L'Hirondelle says it's about how they as sisters needed to stand together and band together for change.
    Finding out about Desjarlais' death this week, the women in the group are devastated, she said.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    How devastating. Hope the perp is found ASAP!
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  3. #3
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    Feb 2015
    Lone Star State
    So very sad. Unfortunately it seems some tribal authorities have a history of tolerating rape and abuse of females with little hope of change. I pray this is not the case in this instance. May justice prevail.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Canada eh!
    Friend questions police investigation after missing woman found dead in B.C.

    A family friend of a Saskatchewan woman found dead in a forested area of British Columbia hopes a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women will look into why police publicize some missing person cases but not others.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Seeing Deanna's devastated family on APTN news last night, felt very sad for them, hoping someone who knows what happened will step forward.
    Police asking for public's help investigating death of Deanna Desjarlais

    Body of Cree woman from Saskatoon was found in Surrey, B.C. in May but only identified in September

    By Justin McElroy, CBC News Posted: Sep 21, 2016

    Her family had last heard from her in late April, when she was travelling from Saskatoon to Vernon, B.C.

    Police are now trying to piece together her movements between then and when she was found.
    "The Surrey RCMP is asking anyone who may have seen Ms. Desjarlais in the weeks leading up to May 17 to call us," said Cpl. Scotty Schumann in a statement.
    "If we can determine her movements during this time, it may assist us in determining what ultimately led to her unfortunate death."

    Any one with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or if they wish to stay anonymous, Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.

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