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Suspect Profile Released in Kelly Morrisseau Murder Case

by NationTalk on September 20, 20071477 Views

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Ottawa, ON (September 19, 2007) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada attended a news conference this morning called by the Gatineau Police Service. A composite sketch of a possible suspect wanted in connection with last December’s brutal murder of 27 year old Kelly Morrisseau was released to the public. Kelly Morrisseau was found in a parking lot in Gatineau Park naked and suffering from several stab wounds. She later died in hospital. Kelly was 7 months pregnant.

Police say the suspect is believed to be the last person who may have seen Kelly Morrisseau alive. Investigators say the two were seen by a witness in Ottawa’s Vanier neighbourhood getting into a vehicle in the early hours of the morning.Although Gatineau Police appear to be making progress in the investigation, the family of Kelly Morrisseau is hoping the sketch of the possible suspect will spark more witnesses to come forward with critical details which may eventually leave investigators to the suspect.

Kelly’s aunt, Michelle Morrisseau, told the media it’s been a very difficult nine months for the family but she’s encouraging anyone who may have seen anything on the night of December 10th to call Crime Stoppers.

On October 4th, the Native Women’s Association of Canada is hosting a vigil on Parliament Hill to draw attention to the Morrisseau case and the hundreds of other missing and murdered Aboriginal women across Canada.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada is an aggregate of 13 Aboriginal women’s organizations and is the national voice of Aboriginal women in Canada. NWAC’s Mission is to empower women by being involved in developing and changing legislation which affects them and by involving them in the development and delivery of programs promoting equality for Aboriginal women.

***Visit our website at www.nwac-hq.org for a look at the composite sketch of the suspect.***

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Joshua Kirkey, Media Coordinator
(613) 722-3033 ext 231
jkirkey@nwac-hq.org

Robert McDonald, Communications
(613) 850-6922
rmcdonald@nwac-hq.org

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