Mayvette MONZON – Case Overview
It was early in the morning on September 23, 2005, when 31-year-old Mayvette Monzon returned from work to the home she shared with her mother, something she had done many times before. A popular nightclub bartender, she worked late hours at the Fever Nightclub on Church Street in New Westminster, Cheer’s Pub on 70th Avenue in Delta, Capital Nightclub on Elmbridge Way in Richmond and Barcode on West Broadway in Vancouver.
But this time, Mayvette would be ambushed, by someone police believe was following her or lying in wait. She was shot and killed as she sat in her car parked right in front of her house in the 1400 block of West 53rd Avenue at Granville Street.
It’s been almost ten years since Mayvette’s murder now. Her large extended family, her many friends, and the close-knit Filipino community were devastated and are still looking for answers.
Maria Franco, Mayvette’s sister, remembers her zest for life, and her generous nature and spirit. “She was a friend to everyone.”
While Mayvette did have relationships with people associated with gangs and drugs, the motive for her murder is still not clear. Investigators have received anonymous information about people who may have been involved, but no one has yet come forward and revealed the killer’s identity.
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