Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for your help as we work to identify a woman whose remains were discovered following a fire on the evening of November 11, 2022.
At approximately 11:45 p.m. on November 11th, 2022, Patrol officers were notified that Victoria Fire Department firefighters were fighting a structure fire in the 1100-block of View Street. Officers arrived and learned that the fire was occurring on the exterior of the building. The woman’s remains were discovered once the fire was extinguished. The fire and the woman’s death are not considered suspicious at this time.
Officers are still working to identify the woman. There are indications that she may have been unhoused at the time of her death. Autopsy results show that she had a history of ankle surgery with a plate and pins her left ankle. She also had gold crowns in her lower right and left jaw.
At the time of her death she was wearing black Columbia boots, size 9.5, with black fur around the top and a purple portion on the heel and sole. She was also in possession of a distinctive gold chain, with two large gold pieces on it and two pendants. Photos of her jewelry are below.
A sunflower pendant and crystal pendant the woman had in her possession
A gold chain with gold medallions the woman had in her possession
She had a Walmart shopping cart with her belongings and a high back wooden bar stool which was supporting a light green coloured tarp that she was using as a shelter.
If you recognize this woman’s description, or her jewelry, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7645 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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