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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Project Devote has sketches related to Tania Marsden homicide, needs public assistance
December 6, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba Tania Marsden was last seen alive on her 18th birthday September 9, 1998. She was celebrating with friends at the Gordon Downtowner Motor Hotel, but after leaving her birthday party that night, she was not seen again until her body was found partially submerged in the Assiniboine River.
Tania's murder remains unsolved. Project Devote investigators are dedicated to finding justice for Tania and her family. On November 15, 2016, investigators executed a search warrant at 865 Selkirk Avenue. This warrant was in relation to Tania's murder. Now, Project Devote needs public assistance in identifying the individuals in five composite sketches as well as information on a vehicle, a white mid-1980s four-door sedan.
"We believe that identifying the individuals in the sketches could help lead us to Tania's killer," said Sgt. Shawn Pike, a Project Devote Team Commander. "Tania deserves justice. Her family deserves an answer. Please call us with any information."
If you have any information on the sketches or any investigation under Project Devote, please call the tip line at 1-888-673-3316 or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.comor text "TIPMAN" plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
Valuable information could include previous contact or past knowledge of victims. Any bit of information could prove helpful to investigators.
Photos and descriptions below.
Male #1: Indigenous 6' tall Thin build Short Brown hair Brown Eyes Approximate age in 1998: 25-30 years old
Male #2: Indigenous 6' tall Medium build Short Brown hair Brown Eyes Approx age in 1998: 25 30 years
Male #3: Indigenous Medium build Short Brown hair Approx age in 1998: 20 25 years
Female #1: Indigenous 5'3" tall Medium Build Shoulder-length black hair Brown eyes Approx age in 1998: 25 30 years
Female #2: Indigenous 5'3" tall Medium Build Shoulder-length black hair Brown eyes Approx age in 1998: 25 30 years
In addition, a mid-1980's white coloured 4-door sedan is of interest to investigators. A similar vehicle is pictured below.
Project Devote is a provincial integrated task force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Winnipeg Police Service focusing on missing and murdered exploited persons. Project Devote is a provincial integrated task force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Winnipeg Police Service focusing on missing and murdered exploited persons.
For further information contact either: Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs