There were 29 homicides in Winnipeg in 2008. The first one took the life of a 28-year-old woman who was eight-months pregnant.

January 2, 2009 marks one year since Joanne Hoeppner was gunned down in her Magnus Avenue home.

Police are still searching for her killer, and Therese Fontaine is marking a sad anniversary with a memorial to her best friend.

"She was a strong, loving, caring, beautiful person and she had a right just as well as her baby to live on these streets," said Fontaine.

In the early morning hours of January 2, 2008 someone rang the doorbell of Hoeppner's house. When Hoeppner went to answer it, shots were fired through the door. Hoeppner was wounded and died of her injuries.

"We were lying down here and I called 9-11 turned her over and she had already taken her last breath," recalls Fontaine.

She says she is surprised that one year later, there still haven't been any arrests.

"There's been no evidence, no word about any kind of evidence, suspects, nothing and it has been a whole year," adds Fontaine.

Winnipeg police say they can't comment on ongoing investigations, saying it could jeopardize their efforts.

Fontaine is hoping this is the year police will be able to track down the person or people who killed Joanne.

"That'd make me happy; then I can get on with my time," said Fontaine.

Fontaine still lives in the Magnus Avenue home, and recently replaced the door and window that were damaged by bullets.

She believes Joanne would have wanted her to stay in the house, and says it will help her remember Joanne and the good times they had together.

With a report from CTV's Helen Cholakis