After one woman’s body was found in Regina, the mother of a different missing woman is making one more plea for answers.
Brooklyn Moose-Sabit was missing for months before her body was found in an attic in Regina last week. The case is not considered criminal at this time, but the provincial coroner is investigating and her family will get some answers.
Brenda Cruickshank is starting to give up the hope of ever getting a similar chance. Her daughter, Kimberly Cruickshank, disappeared on March 22, 2013. She was last seen in her apartment on the 2400 block of Abbott Road.
“It’s horrible that it happened, it’s horrible for a family and it just brings everything about my own daughter back,” she said in a phone interview from her home in Ontario. “I just feel knots in my stomach that it happened to someone else.”
For two-and-a-half years, Cruickshank has been waiting for answers, but she isn’t hearing any new information from police about the investigation. She does not believe that she will see her daughter alive.
“I just find it hard to have any hope of that, especially at this point, it’s been so long,” Cruickshank said.
In April 2015, her other daughter Kristen Cruickshank revealed that her sister knew Clayton Bo Eichler, who is facing murder charges in the deaths of two other women dating back to the fall of 2013. In an interview with News Talk Radio, Kristen Cruickshank said police have told her that they are looking into a possible connection, but they have no evidence.
Choking back tears, Brenda Cruickshank said the hardest part is not having any answers.
“It’s been a nightmare and it is with you every waking moment of your day,” she said. “Sometimes it comes to you when you sleep and there’s never any good thoughts about it, just nightmares. Not knowing is the worst part. Not knowing anything.”
She still struggles with grief, taking it one day at a time, but says she can never move on with her life.
“It’s better to know what’s happened, I think,” Cruickshank commented. “But closure? Well… she’ll always be gone.”
Her message to the public is to ask that anyone who knows what happened to her daughter to please come forward to police.