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From CKWX:

 

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – There’s been a major breakthrough for investigators and the family of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in Burnaby’s Central Park last summer.

Ibrahim Ali, 28, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marrisa Shen. He was arrested in Burnaby on Friday and remains in custody.

 

“We still believe that this crime was a random act, meaning Marrisa did not know the suspect and vice versa,” says Superintendent Donna Richardson, Officer-in-Charge of IHIT.

 

Ali is a Syrian national who came to Canada 17 months ago as a refugee. He is a permanent resident in Canada and has been living and working in Burnaby. He does not have a criminal record.

Richardson hopes people don’t jump to any false conclusions about refugees, following this arrest. “I would hope that we look at this incident for what it is. It’s a one-off situation.”

Investigators say Ali came to their attention two weeks ago, but won’t say why.

 

“This file has become IHIT’s largest active investigation and one of the largest that we have handled to date, with over 2,300 investigative tasks being completed,” says Richardson.

Police have spoken to more than 1,300 people in the area surrounding the park and conducted over 600 interviews. OVer 2,000 persons of interest were identified over the course of the investigation. More than 1,000 hours of video footage from over 60 nearby locations was reviewed.

 

Richardson adds police have spoken with Marrisa’s family. “Our commitment to them have not wavered. We know that their loss remains extremely difficult to understand.”

“It’s a huge sense of relief for us in law enforcement and for the family, to bring some justice to them, if you will.”

 

Timeline of events

Shen’s body was found in a wooded area of the park on July 19, 2017.

Surveillance footage shows Shen outside the apartment building where she lived near the park on July 18, 2017. At 5 p.m., Shen sent a text from her phone, although it’s unclear to whom the message was sent or what it was about.

 

About an hour later (6:02 p.m.), Shen was seen again on surveillance footage, leaving home. Investigators said it did not appear she was in distress.

 

Shen was dressed in shorts and a t-shirt, the same clothes she’s believed to have been discovered in.

At 11:30 p.m., Shen’s mother called police to report her missing. Shortly after 1 a.m. on July 19, 2017, her body was found in the brush on the southeast side of Central Park. Officers were able to track the girl’s phone, leading them to her body.

Police have said they were confident Shen was killed in the park, however a cause of death has not been released. Shortly after her death, police said the killing was “random.”

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Hopefully they ship the guy back to Syria, looks really bad on other Syria refugees who are just looking to escape danger. They should be grateful to live in a country like Canada compared to Syria. Tax payers have to pay for the cost to bring him over and process him, now they have to pay to incarcerate him for life.   

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3 minutes ago, Bure_Pavel said:

Hopefully they ship the guy back to Syria, looks really bad on other Syria refugees who are just looking to escape danger. They should be grateful to live in a country like Canada compared to Syria. Tax payers have to pay for the cost to bring him over and process him, now they have to pay to incarcerate him for life.   

Trudeau aint getting re-elected 

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22 minutes ago, DonLever said:

Richardson hopes people don’t jump to any false conclusions about refugees, following this arrest. “I would hope that we look at this incident for what it is. It’s a one-off situation.”

 

14 minutes ago, Blömqvist said:

I sincerely hope people don't take this the wrong way when it comes to refugees,

Good luck with that.

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Ali is a Syrian national who came to Canada 17 months ago as a refugee. He is a permanent resident in Canada and has been living and working in Burnaby. He does not have a criminal record.

Richardson hopes people don’t jump to any false conclusions about refugees, following this arrest. “I would hope that we look at this incident for what it is. It’s a one-off situation.”

They are only one off incidents until enough "one off incidents" are correlated to a specific demographic.

It's important to not conflate this with all immigrants, but it is important to understand that there is a common denominator when it comes to grouping refugees from specific geographical and cultural origins. People who come out of a predominantly monoculturalist society tend to have very similar perspectives and views on the world. Subjects such as subjective respect, or feelings of being slighted are often triggered by the same types of interactions across a broad range of individuals.

There are also physiological similarities due to lack of diversity in the ethnic gene pool, aggressive tendencies tend to be more reinforced, combine that with thrusting refugees into a new country, with an entirely alien social make up than what they are used to with little to no extensive support network on how to integrate with a society entirely unlike anything they've experienced in their lives.

This is reflective of poor social policy from an equally ill equipped federal government. Everyone deserves the best chance at having a healthy, happy and productive life, however it's far from compassionate to just open the borders and let people stream in with little to no long term strategy on how to economically integrate these individuals so that they are a benefit to our country and not a detriment due to a dependency on state funded social services.

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