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RCMP probes jogger’s killing

About 75 police officers are working around the clock to gatherevidence and interview witnesses in the murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry,who was killed while jogging through Pacific Spirit Park.

About 75 police officers are working around the clock to gather evidence and interview witnesses in the murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry, who was killed while jogging through Pacific Spirit Park.

RCMP Cpl. Peter Thiessen yesterday appealed for anyone who might have seen Ladner-Beaudry in the park Friday afternoon to call police and help investigators track her movements leading up to the attack.

“This particular investigation is challenging because of the sheer size of the potential crime scene,” Thiessen said.

“This park is massive and has many avenues of escape and entry. We don’t want to miss that key piece of evidence that might be within this park.”

The 53-year-old mother of two and sister of former city councillor Peter Ladner was found dead at a trail near Southwest Marine Drive and 41st Avenue.

An autopsy was conducted yesterday, but police haven’t revealed how Ladner-Beaudry died.

“It can not be discounted that this homicide may have been a random act of violence,” said Thiessen.

“The public is warned to continue to take steps to ensure their safety when using Lower Mainland nature trails that are secluded.”

 
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