The family of murder victim is speaking out a day after a man was arrested in a four year old case.
Simone Sanderson’s relatives, along with a private investigator they hired, spoke at the site where her body was found in 2012.
Adrian Cheung of Global News was at Main and Burrows and spoke to 680 CJOB about what they had to say.
“They said that even though an arrest has been made, they call the police investigation flawed. So, they have several issues with them. They said that police did not keep them updated as the investigation was going on, that it took this long for them to make an arrest,” reports Cheung.
He says Sanderson’s family also have concerns the right person has been arrested.
They also take issue with police calling Sanderson a sex-trade worker, something her family strongly denies.
For their part, police say they won’t comment on specifics of the case.
Constable Jason Michalyshen says they stand behind their work.
“Our goal each and every time is to hold people accountable for these horrific crimes, these violent crimes, and this was no different in this case,” says Michalyshen.
He adds anytime police keep details from a victim’s family, it’s for good reason and to help them solve the case.
Kyllan James Ellis, 28, of Lorette is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the case.