Media Release - 5th case of wife murder in B.C. in five months

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

May 8, 2015

Woman, daughter and sister-in-law murdered:

5th case of wife murder in B.C. in five months

 

[VANCOUVER, B.C.] On May 7th, 2015, a woman was killed by her husband in Rosedale, B.C.. Her daughter and sister-in-law were also murdered and the family home was set on fire. The man, Randy Jenzen, posted a confession on social media detailing his daughter’s struggles with migraines and why he committed the murders.

 

Daisy Kler, front-line worker for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, says: “This man decided on his own volition what was best for these women’s lives which was murder, the most extreme form of male violence against women. Despite his motivations, this is still violence against women.”

 

This latest incident is the fifth case of wife murder in B.C. since March 3rd, 2015:

 

On April 21st, Julie Khurana was killed by her husband in her Saanich home.
 

On April 17th, 33-year old Eleanore Anthonysz, mother of two, was killed by her estranged husband in her home in Mission.

On March 14th, 46-year old Mary Caitlin Walton was found dead in her Victoria home after being killed by her estranged husband.

On March 3rd, 36-year old Rose Paul, mother of five, was found dead in her East Vancouver home after being killed by her boyfriend.  

 

Kler continues by saying: “Though not all the details have been released yet, we know from working with battered women that male violence escalates over time. It would be highly unusual for this man to go from loving husband to murderer without previous violent or controlling behavior towards his family. ”

 

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Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelteris Canada’s first rape crisis centre. VRRWS operates a 24 hour rape crisis line and transition house for battered women and their children. In the past year alone, VRRWS responded to 1,200 women escaping male violence.

 

Media Contact:Samantha Grey, 604-872-8212, [email protected]