A missing person case in Metro Vancouver from January and unidentified human remains found in the Fraser Valley in March have now been linked.
At 10 a.m. on March 29, Upper Fraser Valley RCMP responded to a report about human remains discovered south of Silver Creek in Hope, B.C.
As the circumstances were deemed suspicious, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took over the case.
IHIT announced today (May 1) that the remains have been identified as 48-year-old Trina Hunt of Port Moody.
A search had been launched for Hunt in January, who was last seen at her home on January 18. Port Moody police, RCMP Air Service, the Lower Mainland K-9 Unit, and Coquitlam Search and Rescue had all been involved in attempting to locate her.
Investigators suspect foul play in Hunt's death and are working with Port Moody police.
“The missing person investigation of Trina Hunt has now transitioned into a case of homicide,” IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang stated. “As this is an active and ongoing investigation, there will be no further details provided at this time.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.