January 23, 2016 9:46 pm
Updated: January 23, 2016 9:48 pm

‘I pity you because I know that you’re scared’: Crowshoe family’s message to killers

WATCH ABOVE: As Tracy Nagai reports, the aunt of murder victim Colton Crowshoe has strong message to killers.


CALGARY – Colton Crowshoe’s death has remained a mystery for nearly two-years. Saturday, his family issued a statement to his killer (s) at large.

‘Come forward now – before you’re caught’.

“I pity you today. I pity you because I know that you’re scared and you’re scared of what’s to come. As much as you think you’re not worried, I know deep inside you’re terrified,” said Tanya Johnston, Colton’s aunt.

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A foreboding message from a family consumed by grief and a warning to those responsible for the murder of 18-year-old Colton Crowshoe.

Crowshoe was found murdered in northeast Calgary a year and a half ago. He had been missing for weeks and was eventually found in a drainage pond in Abbeydale, nearly three weeks after he was reported missing.

READ MORE: Divers search pond for evidence in Colton Crowshoe homicide

“We want this over with and it needs to come to an end. We need closure, so the family can start moving on and healing,” said Johnston.

The family said they’re expecting an update from police early next week.

“It hurts me everyday. I don’t know what to do sometimes. I’m always saying why, why, why?” said Jimmy Crowshoe, Colton’s dad.

“Homicide unit spoke to us last week and let Jimmy (Colton’s dad) know they would like to meet with us January 26. By the sound of his voice, he was very hopeful and seemed relieved, stating they had a very strong lead,” said Johnston.

Little is publicly known about what happened to Crowshoe, the night he disappeared.

He was last seen in the early morning hours of July 4, leaving a party with friends in the Abbeydale area.

Crowshoe’s family believes more than one person was involved in his death.

“I hope the law finds something for why they did it. What happened and why. Is there a reason why this happened,” said Jimmy Crowshoe.

Since Crowshoe’s murder, there have been several rallys and vigils demanding justice.

READ MORE: Family and friends hold vigil for Colton Crowshoe

The family’s hope is that their efforts will soon be rewarded.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) also continues to investigate, following complaints of racism against police in the handling of Crowshoe’s missing person case.

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