An effort to locate a missing woman is now involving homicide detectives as the investigation continues on.
On August 29, the family of 40-year-old Naomi Onotera reported her missing to Langley RCMP. She was last seen leaving her residence near 200th Street and 50th Avenue in Langley City on the evening of August 28.
On September 1, Langley RCMP announced that the disappearance of Onotera was under investigation by Langley RCMP Serious Crime investigators. At that time, Langley RCMP asked any residents in her residential area with video surveillance or dashcam footage from 6 p.m. on August 28 to 7 p.m. on August 29 to contact the Langley RCMP tipline at 604-532-3398.
Although she left without her vehicle, investigators have been attempting to construct a timeline of all of her actions from August 25 onward.
Her vehicle is a white 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with a Greater Vancouver Zoo sticker on the front window on the passenger side.
She is believed to have been last wearing a black t-shirt and black stretch pants with a slight flair at the bottom (as shown in the photo at top right).
She is described as being 175 centimetres (five-feet, nine-inches) tall and weighs 68 kilograms (150 pounds). She has long brown hair and brown eyes.
Today (September 15), the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced that it is now assisting in the investigation, along with Langley RCMP and Integrated Forensic Identification Services.
“As part of our initial search, IHIT is looking at Naomi Onotera’s residence as a starting place,” IHIT Sgt. David Lee explained in a news release. “I would caution that the presence of officers, security, and crime scene tape is not an indication of criminality of anyone living in the residence. They are present to secure the preservation of evidence.”
IHIT also stated that the family has asked for privacy.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448 or send an email.