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NEWS RELEASE · 17th April 2013
The North District Major Crimes Unit and Fraser Lake RCMP held a press conference today at the Village Office to assist Vivian Tom with an appeal to the public. Vivian Tom is the mother of homicide victim, Destiny Tom, and with the support of approximately 20 family members and friends, Vivian was able to make her statement.

I am appealing to the public for help regarding our 21 year old daughter, Destiny Rae Tom, daughter of Andy and Vivian Tom and of the Wet’suewet’en people.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, our daughter’s badly beaten body was discovered on the Nadleh Indian Reservation just outside of Fort Fraser, BC. Our lives have forever been changed with the loss of our youngest child.

Destiny was a beautiful, caring, and loving person. She was a loving mother to our 3 year old granddaughter, Cassidy. Destiny loved life, loved people & had many family & friends that loved her. Her life was tragically taken far too soon. Whoever is responsible for Destiny’s death is still out there. My husband, children & especially our 3 year granddaughter deserve closure to this horrific nightmare. We are not sleeping & we are having difficulty eating.

We believe that someone out there knows something & has yet to come forward with information surrounding Destiny's death. Please – if you have any information that will help with the investigation, we ask you to help us. Please come forward with the truth.

We ask you to help our family understand this, and more importantly, that justice is served for Destiny & little Cassidy.

We are praying and trusting God for answers. We are praying for the person who is responsible for Destiny’s death. We miss you Destiny. We love you. We are deeply hurt that you left us at such a young age. Cassidy misses you every day. We are thankful to anyone who is going to come forward and help us today.

Thank you and God bless you.

- Vivian Tom -

The North District RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues their efforts to solve the death of 21 year old Destiny Tom.

An autopsy was conducted earlier this month and the report confirmed that Destiny TOM died as result of foul play. Police are unable to provide further specifics with respect to the findings as this would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. Investigators continue to follow up on information and speak with individuals.

“This investigation remains a priority for the RCMP and we encourage those who knew Destiny and were last with her on the Nautley Reserve, to come forward and speak with investigators” stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer “RCMP investigators are working closely with Destiny’s family and friends and they continue to work diligently in order to find the answers we all need to bring the individual(s) responsible for her death, to justice”.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fraser Lake RCMP at (250) 699-7777. If you would like to remain anonymous please Call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).