Niagara Regional Police offering $50,000 for double-homicide information


Published June 16, 2021 at 5:56 pm


Niagara Regional Police are now offering a $50,000 reward in the case of an unsolved January double-homicide in Fort Erie.

Police say shortly after 4:00 am on January 19, officers received a 911 call regarding a disturbance in a Fort Erie home, involving possible gunshots being fired.

When they arrived, police found the bodies of two victims, later pronounced dead, at the scene. They were identified as Julianna Pannunzio, 20, of Windsor and Christine Crooks, 18, of Toronto.

Police allege that a number of youths from outside the region had gathered in the short-term-rental unit for the purposes of a party. By the time the police arrived, other members of the gathering had fled.

Police are now offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the alleged murders.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service Homicide Unit Tip Line at (289) 248-1058.

This reward is restricted to those persons who have not previously provided a statement to the Niagara Regional Police Service regarding this investigation. Employees and relatives of law enforcement and correctional agencies are not eligible to collect this reward.

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