A national appeal is being made for information concerning the killing of Kelly Morrisseau, a Gatineau woman who was seven months’ pregnant at the time of her murder.
On June 7, National Chief Phil Fontaine, in a joint media conference with Crime Stoppers, the Gatineau Police Department, and members of the family of Kelly Morrisseau, made a public plea that anyone with information regarding the stabbing death of Ms. Morrisseau contact police or Crime Stoppers.
“The lack of a resolution to this crime is not just a women’s issue. This is everyone’s issue. Everyone has mothers and daughters, nieces and aunts. And Kelly Morrisseau was all of these,” National Chief Phil Fontaine told the gathering in Ottawa.
Kelly Lindsey Morrisseau died after being attacked with a sharp object. She lost a lot of blood at the scene of the gambling entrance parking lot at Gatineau Park. At the time of her death she was 27 years old and the mother of three children aged 12, 4 and 3 years.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for tips resulting in an arrest and the Assembly of First Nations is matching that $2,000, for a total of $4,000, the National Chief said.
He also called on corporations, small businesses and other organizations to donate to the fund.
Claude Parent, of Crime Stoppers, said to date the civil organization has received very few tips regarding the case, but that they can now be made anonymously online. Captain Roger Cloutier, of the Gatineau Police Department said police are taking the case very seriously and that any information regarding Ms. Morrisseau’s murder – whether it be first-hand or not – is welcome.
Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-222-TIPS (or 8411)
For Gatineau Police call Detective Sergeant Mario Lepage at 819-243-2346 ext. 6012