A $10,000 reward is offered through Sun Youth Organization to find Kelly Morrisseau’s murderer.
A $10,000 reward is offered through Sun Youth Organization to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Kelly Morrisseau.
On December 10, 2006, at approximately 5:40 am, Kelly Morrisseau, 27, was found critically injured in parking lot P3 of Gatineau Park, near Gamelin Street. Her death was pronounced an hour later. She died of a massive hemorrhage caused by multiple stab wounds inflicted by a cutting weapon. At the time of the murder, she was pregnant with her fourth child. The reward terminates on June 7th 2017.
The Service de police de la ville de Gatineau (SPVG) released new evidence last December 7. You can find below some elements of the press release issued by the SPVG. For a detailed recap of the facts, please consult their web site
The police is asking everyone to step forward, reminding them that the information they provide will be treated as confidential. Anyone with information can call the SPVG crime hot line at 819 243-INFO (4636), option 1 or the National Capital Region’s Crime Stoppers line at 613-233-TIPS (8477) or 1 800 222-TIPS (8477). Finally, it is also possible to provide information by completing the form accompanying the composite sketch on the SPVG website at www.police.gatineau.ca.
Sun Youth’s reward program
Citizens interested in the solving of certain criminal investigations donate sums of money to be offered by police forces as rewards to individuals providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of wanted criminals or to the location of a missing person. All rewards are first approved by the police force in charge of the investigation. They are offered for a limited period of time after which, as decided by the donor, they are renewed, or the money is returned to the donor or used in other crime prevention activities like in providing assistance to victims of criminal acts in particular. Sun Youth is the sole manager of these rewards. It acts as an intermediary between the anonymous donor and the police force in charge of the investigation and ensures that the reward can be made available to the police force, if necessary. Investigators are the ones who decide whether it is appropriate or not to grant a reward as well as the amount to be paid.
Created in 1991, Sun Youth’s rewards program carries on thanks to a steady partnership with the City of Montreal Police Department (SPVM). Since then, other police forces have joined this Sun Youth’s program: the Quebec Provincial Police in 2009 (Sûreté du Québec), the City of Laval Police Department in 2011, the Longueuil Police Department in 2012 and the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) in 2014. In 2015, Sun Youth signed an agreement with its 6th police force, the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ). Since 1991, Sun Youth’s rewards program has helped solve 26 criminal investigations and cases of missing persons corresponding to 27% of all investigations for which a cash reward was offered. As of January 1st, 2016, the rewards granted amounted to $100,000.
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