Tragic murder-suicide death of London, Ontario family

Tragic murder-suicide death of London, Ontario familyA funeral Tuesday at an Ismaili Muslim mosque in Toronto will bring to a close the tragic lives of a Tanzanian refugee family from London, Ont., found dead last Thursday in what police describe as a double murder and suicide.

But troubling questions will remain, as detectives try to sort out who was the shooter, and whether there was some kind of suicide pact, or any indication of motive, mental illness, or other relevant circumstance.

London police will confirm little about the investigation, but one thing seems likely — that 21-year-old Qyzra Walji, a severely disabled young woman with cerebral palsy who graduated high school this year and has written movingly about her new life in Canada, was killed by one of her parents.

Unable to walk or talk, and confined to wheelchair with a computerized speaking aid, Qyzra Walji was a popular student at Oakridge Secondary School and well known in London as an advocate for the disabled, taking part in fashion shows and musical theatre.
Stunned friends grope for answers after ‘close-knit’ family found dead

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