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VicPD released photos of deceased woman’s jewelry in hopes of identifying her


Investigators with VicPD have released photos of a woman whose body was found in the aftermath of a fire in November.

At around 11:45 p.m. on November 11th, officers were tipped off that Victoria firefighters were battling a blaze in a structural fire in the 1100-block of View Street. 

Police arrived at the scene of the fire and found a woman’s remains once the fire was extinguished. 

Police say the fire and the deceased woman are not considered suspicious at this time. 

Officers have since been unable to identify the woman and are turning to the public for assistance. 

Police say there are indications that she was unhoused at the time of her death and an autopsy shows that she may have had a history of surgery due to a plate and pins being in her ankle. 

She also had golden 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,” said Bowen Osoko in a media release. 

“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 pictured below:


Police say she had a Walmart shopping cart with her belongings and a wooden bar stool with a high back that held up a light green tarp to shield her from the elements. 

If anyone recognizes this woman’s description, or her jewelry, call VicPD at (250) 995-7645. 

To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Curtis Blandy

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