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Family hoping someone can help catch Surrey woman's killer

SURREY (NEWS1130) – She leaves behind three grown children; the family of murdered Surrey woman is appealing for your help. Homicide investigators say they don’t have enough details about Janice Shore’s death.

Shore’s badly-beaten body was found in an open area around 135th and 106th in early December; she died of her injuries on Monday.

Corporal Bari Emam with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says they’re speaking to people in the area.”They think this was just an assault, but now they’ve learned someone has died. This elevates it to a level that, hopefully, they’ll see this and dig deep and come forward.”

Shore’s family says the 45-year-old suffered from mental illness.

Emam read out a family statement to the media today. “We never thought she would die under such horrible circumstances. Janice battled with mental health issues most of her life. However, she did not deserve to die in such a way.”

Mounties say previous reports of Shore being chained to a tree when she was found are not true.

No one has been arrested in the case and there are no suspects.


Read by Cpl. Bari Emam of IHIT on February 21, 2013

We, the family of Janice Shore would like to issue a public statement in relation to her tragic death.

We remember Janice’s childhood as normal as any of our childhoods.

We never thought she would die under such horrible circumstances.

Janice battled with mental health issues most of her life. However, she did not deserve to die in such a way.

Although distanced from most of her family for many years and living a life which may have ultimately led to her tragic death, Janice was still a member of our family whose death we are grieving.

We believe that due to her unfortunate life circumstances, Janice did not have much of a voice while she was alive. After her death she no longer has any voice period.

We would appeal to anyone who may have information about Janice’s death to please contact the police. If you are able to provide any information which may assist the police in investigating the murder of Janice we would we would be grateful for any help you can offer.

We are making this appeal particularly to those who knew Janice and may have valuable information which can help the police solve her murder.

Janice leaves three grown children, two brothers and one sister behind.

At the present time we are grieving Janice’s loss and respectfully ask for our privacy to be honoured.

Thank you.

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I sure hope the person who did this is caught, but NOT BY THE COPS !!!!!!!!

March 09, 2013 at 5:05 am
was my mom

things aren’t always what they seem. what you think, others think. Mainly life people need control they do various things to attain it, she wouldn’t accept help,she was very proud and beautiful person. she had me and my sibblings taken from her at a young age cause she was unable to care for us. She lived in regret and couldn’t cope it pained me to be around her cause she couldn’t be herself. The drugs made things bearable for her. I wish I was stronger at my age then to have supported her and worked through things but really thought it might tear me apart I tried but it hurt me too much. The abandonment and the time passed, Love as much as you can. That’s all anyone has. She will be missed sooo much. Love you mom so happy your at peace
beautiful Janice “Sunshine” Shore
Thank you “angry” for your comment
March 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Angry says:
It is unfortunate that we live in a society with so little compassion. It is apparent the likes of “GREG” have never had a loved one struggle with addiction, the first thing that is lost is the ability to make a choice.BUT that doesn’t mean they matter any less. I hope for your sake Greg you never have a child or family member struggle like this as I am sure you would just kick them to the curb for their choices and that is a sad.
Janice did matter and she was loved by many regardless of her “choices” in life.

March 08, 2013 at 5:20 pm