Reward offered in Marlene Bird case during memorial walk

By Sarah Stone
June 19, 2014 - 12:11pm Updated: June 19, 2014 - 12:48pm
At the first stop in the honoring our brothers and sisters walk. paNOW photo by Thia James
At the first stop in the honoring our brothers and sisters walk. paNOW photo by Thia James
Speeches take place at City Hall before memorial walk. paNOW photo by Thia James
Speeches take place at City Hall before memorial walk. paNOW photo by Thia James
Marlene Bird's aunt Lorna Thiessen at the Margo Fournier Center. paNOW photo by Thia James
Marlene Bird's aunt Lorna Thiessen at the Margo Fournier Center. paNOW photo by Thia James

During the Prince Albert Grand Council's (PAGC) Honouring Our Brothers and Sisters Memorial Walk in Prince Albert Thursday morning, the PAGC offered a $2,000 for information in regards to a brutal assault.

Marlene Bird was found June 1 seriously injured. She later was transferred to an Edmonton hospital where she received several surgeries for burn injuries and facial lacerations, and had both her legs amputated.

By Thursday no charges had been laid in the assault. During the walk against violence, Bird’s story was a main focus.

In addition to the reward, the Montreal Lake Chief Edward Henderson said the Royal Bank of Canada will set up a trust account in Bird’s name.

The annual walk, organized by the PAGC, is a way of raising awareness about men and woman who have gone missing or have been victims of violence.

About 100 people turned out Thursday morning for the event.

paNOW has a reporter at the event. Check back for more details.

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