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Renewed call for information in decade old homicide case

Shana Labatte.
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September 09, 2014 - 12:03 PM

KAMLOOPS - The body of Shana Labatte was discovered in the Mission Flats area in 2004 and RCMP are again asking for help from the public in solving the decade old case.

Labatte’s body was discovered near a walking trail March 23, 2004 and RCMP were quick to say the 31-year-old had been murdered. At the time they asked anyone who may have been in the area that morning to contact RCMP.

Labatte lived a high-risk lifestyle and was known to have addiction issues. She lived on the street but Cpl. Cheryl Bush notes she was also a daughter, mother and friend, and her family continues to look for answers in the hopes of having closure one day.

As investigators continue to work on the case they are again asking for anyone who may know anything at all related to the case to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers, even if it seems insignificant.

Bush says there is no particular reason for the renewed call for information, just that from time to time investigators decide to again ask the public for help.

Bush says there is no one person they are looking at in relation to the murder of Labatte and there is nothing to link the murder of Labatte to that of Samantha Paul or any of the other murder cases they are currently working on.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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