Police say Burnaby teen Marrisa Shen homicide was a random attack

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      The killing of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen appears to be a random attack, according to police.

      Homicide investigators believe this is what the evidence so far shows seven days after the discovery of the body of Shen in Central Park in Burnaby.

      “A review of the evidence collected to date indicates Miss Shen's murder was a random attack,” according to a media release Wednesday (July 26)  by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

      Shen was last seen alive on July 18. Her body was found in the southeast corner of Central Park in the early morning the next day.

      “It remains early in the investigation and our efforts to identify, arrest and prosecute the person or persons responsible continue,” according to the media release issued by IHIT spokesperson Corporal Meghan Foster.

      The police officer also said that no suspect or suspects have been identified for the death of the Burnaby teen.

      “These initial stages in homicide investigations can be lengthy. We will continue to review the facts, and will provide updates as appropriate,” Foster said.