Oshawa murder victim Rori Hache was pregnant and 'determined to keep the baby'
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November 12, 2017
November 12, 2017 9:55 PM EST
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Rori Hache was determined to have her unborn baby.
The 18-year-old learned to her surprise — and delight — in August that she would be a mother.
But dreams of motherhood and a better life were shattered into a million heartbreaking pieces on Aug. 29 when she inexplicably vanished.
A family’s worst fears were realized Thursday when their hearts were ripped out with the devastating news that Rori was dead.
Her torso was found by fishermen on Sept. 11, what was left of a beautiful young life floating in Oshawa harbour, the victim of a cruel maniac.
“Since the day they pulled that … torso … out of the lake, I knew it was my daughter,” her mother, Shanan Dionne, told the Toronto Sun through her tears
“There is an animal on the loose … this goes so deep, the pain… I can’t stand it,” she added in an exclusive interview. “I’ve never heard anything like this in my life. And it is your own child.”
Initially, detectives said the homicide victim was middle-aged, heavyset woman
Durham Regional Police have been tight-lipped about the murder of the pretty teen who was starting to put her life back on track after a troubled adolescence.
Like a lot of teenagers, Rori struggled with the adjustment from a loving 13-year-old Army Cadet — who was Cadet of the Year in her regiment — to a bit of a wild child, her mom said.
Dionne revealed that in her daughter’s first month of high school, someone gave her crystal meth triggering years of struggle.
“I reported myself to the CAS [Children’s Aid Society] at one point because I thought that was the only way I could get her the help she needed,” Dionne said. “In the end, Rori was failed by the system.”
But in the last six months, her mother said Rori had turned things around. She had returned to school, had a job and even her own apartment.
She had a boyfriend named Tony and the couple seemed to be in a good place.
“I spoke to her or saw her every day,” Dionne said. “In August, she told me she thought she was pregnant and Rori was determined to keep the baby. I told her to do another test but I supported her choice.”
The reason for Rori Hache’s murder remains a mystery.
And then Rori’s dreams were obliterated by a heartless killer who has left a family in tatters.
Why her daughter was murdered and by whom remains a mystery.
Is it a coincidence that Dionne’s home was consumed by an unexplained daytime fire Aug. 10, that left her with devastating injuries and killed her dog?
“I have faith that the detectives are going to get this guy… they are in it from their hearts,” Dionne said.
She added that she hopes to hold a celebration of life ceremony for Rori next weekend.
“I’d like the world to know I am Rori’s mother and I loved her very much. I was so proud of her.”
TROUBLING LINKS TO HACHE MURDER
Is there a sinister plot afoot to murder young people in Oshawa?
The torso of a woman found floating in Oshawa harbour in September was identified as Rori Hache, 18, late Thursday.
The popular teen vanished Aug. 29 without a trace puzzling friends and family.
Dominik Prusinski, 21, was a friend of Hache.
And he’s dead, too.
On Jan. 8, the amiable young man staggered into an Oshawa police station bleeding profusely, telling cops he’d been stabbed in a house on William St.
Prusinski — described by family as “very trusting” — died in hospital the next day.
And so far, cops have not nabbed his killer and have remained tight-lipped.
“We’re still in denial he’s gone,” his mom Anne Al Mazloum told durhamregion.com. “What a senseless killing.”
More recently, another teenage Oshawa girl has disappeared.
Savannah Powell, 15, disappeared Oct. 7. Police say she was last seen at her home and the family is concerned.
Her family told cops she had run away before but not for this long. It’s possible she could be in Toronto or Hamilton, police said.