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Letter from Van Diest's purported killer unnerves city of Armstrong

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Taylor Van Diest died in hospital after she was beaten on Halloween night in Armstrong, B.C. (Facebook)

People in Armstrong woke Thursday morning to a possible new threat to their normally quiet, rural town. Late Wednesday night RCMP revealed they received a letter from someone claiming responsibility for the death of 18-year-old Taylor Van Diest.

Van Diest was was found badly beaten a few meters from railroad tracks on Halloween night.
She later died in hospital.

The letter, which police said they received on Nov. 9, suggests possible further violence against women.

Corporal Dan Moskaluk speaks for Southeast District RCMP.

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Police aren't saying much about the letter -- what it looks like, or exactly what it says. they do warn it suggests possible further violence against women.

Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with two Armstrong city councillors about how people are reacting to the news.

Paul Britton is a teacher at Pleasant Valley High School. Kelly Rowe is a Vernon businesswoman and mother of two.

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