Thursday, July 24, 2008

Karina Neff Murder

The National Post (Mississauga, Ontario) reports that the body of missing Mississauga resident, Karina Neff, has been found in an area of the Erin Mills Parkway. Ms Neff, who was 31-years-old and had a developmental disability, has been missing since Monday evening. Her body was discovered just after noon on Tuesday showing "obvious signs of trauma."

According to the report, police have charged a 22-year-old-man with her murder.

The Neff family issued this statement through police:

It is our family's wish not to be disturbed during this very difficult time. We are a very close family and find ourselves in a state of shock.

Karina Neff was a ray of sunshine and saw the good in everyone and everything. “She was our little angel on earth”, as her mother would say. “She was loving and caring daughter, sister and friend and we will miss her every minute of the day.”

On behalf of the whole family, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the entire police staff at Peel 11 Division. They were extremely professional and supportive, and had every available officer and resource dedicated to finding our Karina.

Words cannot express our thanks for finding her and apprehending the accused so quickly. Thank you.