Re: Pedestrian killed, driver flees scene, May 20.
Quote from an officer at the scene: “We’ve put significant resources into this – we’re confident, we’re very confident, we will secure an arrest in regard to this investigation.”
The RCMP notes in a news release that the driver of the suspect vehicle is encouraged to come forward to “take responsibility for this tragic loss of life.”
It’s been five weeks since a 1993 Nissan Maxima mowed down Marilyn Laursen on a playoff Wednesday night, May 18. Remember, Thrift and Johnson? I recall a great feeling of sadness the morning after as I walked toward that intersection.
The suspect vehicle was found. Who owns it? Was it fingerprinted? Are there suspects? Was the owner questioned? Was the car stolen?
I recall an RCMP officer stating to the effect that an arrest will be made sooner than later.
How about some answers? Is there a “person of interest” in mind? If there is, and they are not now arrested, then surely they would be in Siberia or somewhere by now.
It seems these tragic incidents all too often get swept away somehow. I understand that making information public can jeopardize an investigation, but come on.
Is something being hidden here?
Let’s have some answers. How about using old-fashioned arrest-and-interrogation techniques?
We owe it to Marilyn, her family and friends, and the community of White Rock to expedite an arrest.
Laurie Pike, White Rock