**** HRP Media Release
This week marks the tenth anniversary of the murder of Tanya Jean Brooks and homicide investigators in the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate the case.
Tanya’s body was found deceased beside St. Patrick’s-Alexandra School in Halifax on May 11, 2009 at 2:17 p.m. Investigators were able to trace her movements until approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 and urge anyone who witnessed anything in the area of the school around that time to contact police.
Investigators believe that Tanya knew her assailant(s) and there are people who have information who have not yet spoken to police that could help solve Tanya’s murder. They hope that the passage of time may encourage someone to do the right thing and come forward with what they know.
It is never too late to come forward and the smallest piece of information may be just what is needed to progress the investigation into Tanya’s murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip using the P3 Tips App.
This case is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program which offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for specified major unsolved crimes. Callers must contact the Rewards Program at 1-888-710-9090, must provide their name and contact information, and may be called to testify in court. All calls will be recorded. The amount of the award will be based on the investigative value of the information provided.