Wendy Ladner-Beaudry killing unsolved after 5 years
Police appeal to the public for new information into Pacific Spirit Park homicide
Five years after Wendy Ladner-Beaudry's body was found off a trail in Pacific Spirit Park, police are renewing their public plea for help solving the case.
The 53-year-old mother of two is believed to have been attacked while jogging in the southeast part of the wooded park.
Ladner-Beaudry's brother, former Vancouver city councillor Peter Ladner, will attend today's press conference, which is being held by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
No arrests have been made in the case and police have never said how Ladner-Beaudry was killed.
Her husband, Michel Beaudry, was ruled out as a suspect in June 2009.
A poster requesting information in the case remains at the park entrance at 41st and Camosun.
Neighbours still cautious in park
People running and walking in Pacific Spirit Park this week said the killing still looms large in their minds.
Danna Marks said it took her three years to start running on her own in the park again.
"I'm careful to pick times when I know that there's people in the park," said Marks. "I usually bring my dog. I didn't use the park for a long time and it's a shame. I use it now, and I stay on the main trails."
Tristan Taylor was a student at Southland Elementary School, not far from the crime scene, at the time of the homicide.
"I've never felt threatened walking through parks," said Taylor. "I do give people advice just not to walk through here at night."
Four years ago, police produced and released a YouTube video about Ladner-Beaudry's death in the hopes of generating more tips.