Brooks Family Opens Bank Account to Raise Funds for Private Investigator
"Justice for Justin" at Scotia in Prince Rupert
The family of Prince Rupert’s Justin Brooks is looking for answers into their sons death.
Justin Brooks mother Cheryl Ryan says her family have been left in the dark since confirming the body was in fact their sons. Local RCMP are saying foul play was ruled out and his death was determined a drowning, but his step father Peter Wesley says it wasn’t like him to be by the harbour with people he didn’t know, and he spoke with his son earlier that day.
“He said I will see you when I get back, he was looking forward to seeing us, he was all happy he was just going to work and all that, the next day we heard this happened.”
21 year old Brookes, was the oldest of seven boys, his mother says their family was very close bound and not only was he beloved son and brother but a new father.
“He was planning to pick up Lucus that morning, I was waiting but he didn’t show up. He will never be able to hold his baby again… and he loved his baby”- Verna Stanley, Brooks Girlfriend
His girlfriend Verna says she doesn’t believe it was an accident, and for the sake of their six month old son, she too wants answers, and according to brooks mother, they aren’t coming from the local RCMP.
“It doesn’t add up, because we know he had head injuries, he was beat up you could see it.”
At this time they’ve opened up a bank account called Justice For Justin at Scotia Bank and are looking for any funds to raise money for a private investigator to find the answers they’re looking for."
“And we phoned his work, when we found out they pulled the body how of the water and he didn’t show up, we kept phoning back because no one was telling us anything.” - Cheryl Ryan, Mother
The local RCMP weren’t available to comment today, but have told us rumours circulating through social media are making it difficult to determine exactly how a young man died.
“They’re people out there that know more that they aren’t saying. I want answers for my son, why we had to bury my son.” - Mother
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers or contact the local RCMP.