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Niagara Regional Police Service News2021-06-16 12:18:01 PM
On January 19, 2021, at 4:17am, the Niagara Regional Police Service received a 911 call regarding a disturbance at a residence in the Town of Fort Erie involving possible shots being fired. Upon arrival, police discovered the bodies of two deceased females, 20-year-old Juliana Pannunzio of Windsor and 18-year-old Christine Crooks of Toronto inside the residence with obvious signs of trauma. The investigation has revealed that a group of individuals from outside the Niagara Region, including the two victims, attended a short-term rental accommodation for a planned gathering. Pannunzio and Crooks died at the scene from gunshot wounds and all other parties fled the residence prior to police arrival. The Niagara Regional Police Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these murders. Should you have any information or evidence related to this homicide investigation, please contact the Niagara Regional Police Service Homicide Unit Tip Line at (289) 248-1058. Please follow this link for a video (https://vimeo.com/554779218/edc41505b5) and the attached reward poster and information sheet for more information. The Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board is authorizing a reward up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) pursuant to By-Law 327-2012 for evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these two murders. This reward is restricted to those persons who have not previously provided a statement to the Niagara Regional Police Service relating to this investigation. Employees and relatives of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward. The reward is payable in Canadian funds and shall be apportioned as the Niagara Regional Police Service deems appropriate. Claims will be recognized only when made in writing.

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