Police seek information about murder of woman found in school window well

By on October 19, 2015


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HALIFAX — Police in Nova Scotia are asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of a Nova Scotia woman whose body was found outside a Halifax school.

Homicide detectives say the body of Tanya Jean Brooks, who was also known as Tanya Lynch, was found in a basement window well of St. Pat’s Alexandra Elementary School on May 11, 2009.

Police say she was known in the area and they were able to trace her movements until 8:20 p.m. on May 10, when she left police headquarters on Gottingen Street, near the school.

Investigators say they believe Brooks knew her assailant and that there are witnesses who have not yet come forward.

They’re urging anyone who witnessed anything suspicious around the school or has information about the murder to come forward.

This case is also part of a provincial Justice Department program that offers cash rewards of up to $150,000 for information about unsolved crimes.