Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Police Service is reminding the public that there is still a 50-thousand dollar reward for information leading to the conclusion of a 2010 homicide case, in which three members of a family were killed by a person or persons unknown. The investigation into the HTOO/MAW homicides has been assigned to the Cold Case unit, which continues to explore any investigative leads and allocates the appropriate resources to maintain the work. In May, 2014, the Regina Board of Police Commissioners authorized a 50-thousand dollar reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the homicide. To date, the reward has not generated such information.
On August 6, 2010, 31 year-old Gray Nay HTOO (male), 28 year-old Maw MAW (female) and three year-old Seven June HTOO (male) were found, deceased, in their home on Oakview Drive. The victims were Karen refugees who had lived in Regina for (at that time) approximately two years, having moved from a refugee camp in Thailand. The investigation since August, 2010, has been comprehensive, involving (at times) as many as 25 Regina Police Service members as well as investigators from the RCMP, FBI and other law enforcement agencies. In spite of the collaboration and investigative techniques such as the use of an investigator of Karen descent, the murders have not been solved.
The Regina Police Service continues to hold the murders of Gray Nay HTOO, Maw MAW and Seven June HTOO as a priority. This file and investigation is assigned to the Regina Police Service Cold Case Coordinator. Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
BACKGROUND AUGUST 11, 2010
The Regina Police Service has now confirmed the identities of the three deceased people whose bodies were discovered on Friday, August 6, 2010, at a residence at 323 Oakview Drive, Regina.
The deceased persons are:
- 31 year-old Gray Nay HTOO, DOB: 1979-05-02, of Regina (male);
- 28 year-old Maw MAW, DOB: 1982-06-09, of Regina (female);
- three year-old Seven June HTOO, DOB: 2007-06-12, of Regina (male).
All three of the deceased persons are of the same household and were the residents of 323 Oakview Drive. Next-of-kin of the deceased have been notified. The deaths of Gray Nay HTOO, Maw MAW and Seven June HTOO are homicides. The Regina Police Service continues to investigate their deaths. Anyone with information that could assist police in this case is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
BACKGROUND AUGUST 6, 2010
The Regina Police Service is investigating three sudden deaths after the discovery of three deceased persons in a residence in the Uplands neighbourhood of Regina on Friday, August 6, 2010.
At about 4:22 p.m., Friday, August 6, 2010, police were dispatched to a residence on Oakview Drive. The call came from am employee of the property management company who had entered the building after neighbours reported odour emanating from the residence and expressed their concern. The employee saw a person who appeared to be deceased, exited the house and called police. Police arrived and found three deceased persons inside the residence. At that point, patrol members secured the scene and requested additional resources including Forensic Identification and Major Crimes. The Coroner was also requested to attend.
At this early stage of this investigation police responsibilities include preserving the scene, gathering forensic evidence, establishing the identities of the deceased persons and notifying their next-of-kin, conducting interviews with other residents in the area and working with the Office of the Chief Coroner to conduct a thorough death investigation. Any sudden, unexplained death is treated as suspicious until or unless police can establish otherwise through investigation. Anyone with information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Regina Police Service