How will I feel about the police investigation?

You may experience a variety of emotions. You may be:

  • Upset and disturbed that you cannot go into your house for several days;

  • Stressed by the disruption in your family life and by the intrusiveness of the investigation;

  • Anxious to help out the police in any way you can;

  • Frustrated and impatient that the investigation is taking so long;

  • Grateful that the police are being so careful and thorough in looking for evidence;

  • Hopeful that the police will find enough evidence to identify a suspect and arrest him or her;

  • Shocked and confused that you or another family member may be considered as a suspect;

  • Angry about disparaging comments that may be made about your loved one and his or her activities.

Mennonite Central Committee Canada. (2011). Getting through the maze: A guidebook for survivors of homicide.

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