Story of Murdered Teen Taking Over RCMP’s Twitter Account

Story of Murdered Teen Taking Over RCMP’s Twitter Account

In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)
Kerrie Ann Brown
Kerrie Ann Brown

The events surrounding the death of Kerrie Ann Brown will unfold on the Manitoba RCMP’s Twitter account on Sunday.

Brown, 15 at the time, disappeared from a party in Thompson on October 16, 1986. Her body was located two days later along a horse riding trail and a suspect has never been caught.

Police say Brown was raped and beaten before her death.

On Sunday, the RCMP will use their Twitter account to tell Canadians about Brown and her last day alive.

“My family has never recovered from the death of my sister. It is our hope that through this new initiative, someone will remember seeing my sister that night,” said Trevor Brown, Kerrie Ann’s older brother.

“I know someone is out there that has information, I want them to know who my sister truly was, I want them to come forward.”

Each tweet will be sent at approximate times when the events occurred in 1986 — the same date exactly 30 years ago.

“We never give up. If there is a new way to get information out to the public about a case we support it,” said Cst. Janna Amirault, the RCMP’s lead investigator into the murder. “It is a unique approach that I hope will raise awareness and put pressure on those who have information to come forward.”

Example tweets to be sent on Sunday:

“Hello, I’m Kerrie Ann Brown, I was raped, beaten & murdered 30 years ago today. Can you help find my killer?” #rcmpmb #kerrie

“I want to talk about the day I was killed. I want people to know what happened to me. I want the killer caught.” #rcmpmb #kerrie

“What you did to me that night destroyed my family & friends. I didn’t do anything wrong. I was a happy 15 year old girl.” #rcmpmb #kerrie