IHIT looking into murder-suicide timeline

Police want information about Janzen family members' movements during three weeks leading up to tragedy

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is now looking for information from the public about the whereabouts and comings and goings of all the Janzen family members, in the three weeks leading up to May 7.

If you spoke to or saw any of the Janzen family in the last weeks of April, call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448.

Plans for memorial services are underway, said Bethel Mennonite Church pastor Phil Wheaton. Murder victim Shelly Janzen was a lifelong member, and brother Randy attended occasionally with his legally blind mother Kathy, before she passed away last August. There is no immediate family left, following the three murders and suicide.

Pastor Wheaton is still coming to grips to what has happened to a family he knew so well.

“Randy was thoughtful, careful. This just doesn’t fit in anyway whatsoever,” said Wheaton. “His actions are so out of character. There must have been some sort of perfect storm happening inside his head.”

In the meantime, members of Chilliwack’s music and performing arts community have come together to honour talented singer Emily Janzen in creating the Emily Janzen Memorial Bursary Fund. Emily, 19, was a talented singer and her debilitating headaches stopped her from continuing with her goals.

So far the Indiegogo campaign has raised more than $2,000 in less than three days. The Indiegogo page is at: igg.me/at/emilyjanzen.