Today marks 10 years since the murder of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry in Pacific Spirit Park. Travis Prasad reports there have been no arrests in the case. Her family has issued another plea for information – including a $30,000 reward.
“A shadow of fear continues to hang over Pacific Spirit Park,” said Ladner in a statement released to Postmedia on Tuesday. Ladner expressed deep grief, and said the family and community are suffering from unhealed wounds.
Ladner said the family will never give up, and asked for the public’s help to solve the murder.
“There is a murderer loose somewhere. We are still grieving a death that has passed. But there is potential for a future tragedy awaiting other victims and families … until Wendy’s killer is apprehended, that possibility will hang over all of us.”
Ladner-Beaudry was found murdered on St. Georges Trail, just a few steps from the intersection of Camosun Street and Southwest Marine Drive in Vancouver just before 3 p.m. Police said the 53-year-old was likely killed between noon and 3 p.m. in what appeared to have been an unmotivated, random attack.
Her husband, Michel Beaudry was later cleared as a suspect.
“That’s the most dangerous kind of attack,” said Ladner. “because there is the possibility they could attack another person.”
Ladner-Beaudry’s loved ones were on hand Wednesday at RCMP Division “E” headquarters to announce a renewal of the $30,000 reward for new information, and the B.C. RCMP major crimes section’s special projects unit will issue a renewed call for information on the unsolved crime.
Ladner said the family is sure someone knows something, and urges anyone with information to come forward.
Call RCMP major crimes with any information: 778-290-5291 or toll-free at 1-877-543-4822.