The Regina Police Service has attached a hefty reward out of its own pocket, for information in a triple homicide case that happened nearly four years ago.
Police are offering $50,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the deaths of Gray Nay Htoo, 31, his wife Maw Maw, 28, and their three-year-old son Seven June.
The Htoo family was found dead in its north Regina home Aug. 6, 2010. The victims were Karen refugees who had moved to Canada from a Thailand refugee camp two years earlier.
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Investigators believe there are people in the community who have information that could lead to the resolution of the case.
Police issued a list of requirements for claiming the reward:
- Name, address and a statement are required.
- Anonymity will not be granted.
- Testimony may be required.
- If an arrest is made, you can file a claim for the reward.
- Upon a conviction, only those who filed a claim will be considered for a portion of the reward.
- No police officers or members of the judicial system can file a claim.
- Anyone who provided statements to police before a reward was offered can't claim a reward.
Last year, on the third anniversary of the Htoo deaths, police said people have been in custody for questioning and even arrested at different points during the investigation, but have all been released.
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There are five full-time officers dedicated to the case. In the past four years there have been as many as 25 police officers involved in the investigation.
Paying for the reward
In Regina's Board of Police Commissioners report released Wednesday morning, police said the force has not set aside the $50,000 in this year's budget to cover the reward.
If someone does step up with information that warrants pay out of the reward, the force says it will "make every effort" to fit the expense into the budget.
The reward is set to expire at the end of next year.