The family of an Alliston, Ont., woman is demanding answers a year after the 38-year-old was found fatally shot outside her home.
Ontario Provincial Police say Sibel Duzguner (nee Yirtici), 38, left for work just before 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2022, on Kidd Crescent in Alliston when she was shot.
Police said she was walking to her car when a vehicle arrived at her home and an unknown suspect fired shots at her vehicle at 6:25 a.m., fatally wounding her.
The suspects then fled in their vehicle.
The 38-year-old woman was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police say the shooting may be targeted or a case of mistaken identity.
Duzguner is described by her family as a loving mother of three children with strong ties to the local Turkish and Muslim communities, according to a police statement.
“Sibel immigrated to Canada from Turkey in 2003 with big dreams. She has worked hard to integrate into her Canadian life, recently purchasing her own home and car and planning to remarry,” the police statement read.
She leaves behind her children, who lived with her in Canada, and her family in Turkey, including six brothers and sisters and her father.
Police say investigators have continued to follow tips and information provided by the public and, along with Sibel’s family, are appealing for anyone with information, no matter how minor, to come forward.
The search continues to locate the vehicle of interest, described as a gray 2011-2012 Volkswagen Jetta, observed in the area of Kidd Crescent shortly before the shooting.
Police are asking anyone who saw the vehicle before or during the shooting to contact them.
Police are also looking for any witnesses in the Kidd Crescent area between 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on August 26, 2022, or who have surveillance video, dash cam or other information. Provincial police say any detail, no matter how minor, could be decisive.
The provincial government is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.
Anyone with information can contact the OPP tip line at 1-844-677-9407, the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS (8477) or crimestoppers.ca. .
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