The troubled 14-year-old had been missing for a week when her battered, semi-nude body was plucked from the water in the Gorge under the Craigflower bridge in Victoria, B.C., on Nov. 22, 1997.
Reena had initially been lured to a spot by friends, then swarmed and savagely beaten by a group of eight youths, that consisted mostly of girls between 14 and 16.
After staggering away, Reena was followed by a male and female who further beat her and then murdered her to “keep her quiet.”
A story of “bad girls” bullying, racism and murder emerged, shocking the nation. The quest for justice for Reena was not a straight nor easy path.
Kelly Ellard and Warren Glowatski were found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing.
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Research: Rebecca McNall
Disclaimer read by: Tyler Allen of The Minds of Madness Podcast
Reena: A Father’s Story by Manjit Virk
Under the Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey
VICE article on Reena Virk
Court Documents about the Reena Virk murder
GLOBAL NEWS: Timeline: Reena Virk murder and the trials of Kelly Ellard
GLOBAL NEWS: Mother of murdered B.C. teen Reena Virk dies in ‘tragic accident’
GLOBAL NEWS: Reena Virk’s killer Kelly Ellard gets new extension on day parole
Wikipedia Article on Reena Virk
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