Possible witness in sudden death of woman

Investigators have released a photo of a witness they’re trying to identify after a sudden death of a young woman that occurred in downtown Victoria in November.

In a media release, VicPD stressed this is not a criminal investigation and the witness is not a suspect or a person of interest.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, police responded to a call from BC paramedics regarding a woman in medical distress in the 1200-block of Wharf Street.

Unfortunately, the woman passed away despite medical treatment on scene.

A GoFundMe has been started to support the mother and help with funeral costs

“As many of you may know, Sarah Pollner tragically and suddenly lost her daughter Olivia Grace on November 17th,” the GoFundMe reads.

“Olivia was a funny kid that always made everyone laugh and smile. She wanted to be a vet tech and loved dogs more than anything else, she was a like most teenagers, fiercely independent with a big personality that always shined through.”

If you recognize this man or can assist in identifying him, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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