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HRP appeals to public on anniversary of Brooks’ death

Halifax Regional Police say some people know exactly what happened inthe murder of Tanya Brooks — and they are urging them to come forwardand tell what they know.

Halifax Regional Police say some people know exactly what happened in the murder of Tanya Brooks — and they are urging them to come forward and tell what they know.

“Whether it’s out of sheer moral conscious, or whether it’s for the rewards program, whatever the case may be. We need them to come forward,” said police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter.

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Brooks’ murder.

Brooks, also known as Tanya Lynch, was last seen leaving HRP headquarters on May 10 at about 8:20 p.m.

She was known to frequent the Gottingen Street area.

At 2 p.m. the following day, Brooks’ body was discovered in a basement window well of St. Patrick’s-Alexandra School on Maitland Street.

Brooks’ sister, Maggie Brooks, has recently expressed frustration that no one is in custody for the killing.

Brooks was originally from Millbrook, where a memorial walk was held yesterday to recognize the anniversary of the mother-of-five’s death. She was 36.

“I don’t know if it’s a fear of retaliation — if it’s that prevalent role in the criminal society when you don’t talk to police,” Palmeter said about the lack of information coming forward.

“Ultimately, people need to realize Tanya had a family that loved her who has been very much devastated by her death. We need to try and bring this case to a conclusion.”

Palmeter said the investigation into Brooks’ murder “remains open and active” and is being looked into by HRP’s major crime unit.

$150K reward
The province’s Department of Justice announced last July a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Brooks.

 
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