Bookmark and Share

Van Diest family turns murder scene into memorial trail

Taylor Van Diest, 19, died in hospital after she was beaten on Halloween night 2011 in Armstrong, B.C. (Facebook)

The family of murdered Armstrong teen, Taylor Van Diest, has come up with a unique way to preserve her memory.

Van Diest was attacked last Halloween
, next to a set of railway tracks.

A Cherryville man and his father have been charged in connection with her death

Now that area where she was found is set to become part of the Taylor Jade Van Diest Memorial Trail.

Taylor's uncle, Paul Albert, is the driving force behind the trail project. He spoke with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.