Crime Stoppers: What happened to Shana Labatte?
WATCH: Thirty-one-year-old Shana Labatte was a single mother of two who battled drug addiction. Crime Stoppers needs your help to find the person that killed Shana.
Crime Stoppers needs your help to find the person who killed Shana Labatte, a single mother of two who battled drug addiction, which led to an increasingly high-risk lifestyle.
The 31-year-old lived in the Kamloops area. Her body was discovered on March 23, 2004 near a trail in Mission Flats Park. Someone walking just west of the Weyerhaeuser effluent ponds made the discovery.
The night before her body was found, surveillance cameras spotted her in a 7-11 on Seymour Street in Kamloops.
Friends say she worked part-time as a cleaner at a hotel, but also had a more dangerous job as a sex trade worker to fund her drug habit.
“She led a pretty normal life up until six years ago,” said an RCMP officer at the time. “Apparently [she] got involved in drugs, her life has fallen off since then and she’s had a pretty tough go of it.”
Labatte’s family miss her terribly and desperately seek closure.
Investigators believe there are people who have information about Labatte’s murder and are appealing to their consciences to come forward. They’re urging anyone with information on this case to call police or, if you wish to remain anonymous, visit bccrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.