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On Red Dress Day, Victoria police re-issue plea for information about missing woman

Police consider the disappearance of Belinda Cameron, who was last seen on May 11, 2005, to be suspicious.

Belinda Cameron has not been forgotten.

The Indigenous woman, who went missing on May 11, 2005, remains in the hearts and minds of her family — including her two adult daughters, who were just young girls when their mother disappeared.

And she’s not been forgotten by the Victoria police, who on Thursday issued another plea for public assistance in piecing together information on what happened to Cameron.

Thursday was the National Day of Awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, also known asRed Dress Day, and police said it was a day to recognize and remember all Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have gone missing or have been murdered. The department also said it was a day to honour the families, loved ones and communities of those women.

“[We’re] continuing our search for Belinda in our effort to help her family find answers,” it said in a statement.

The police are asking anyone with information about the missing Esquimalt woman to come forward and share what they know.

Cameron was 42 when she last seen in 2005 at the Esquimalt’s Shoppers Drug Mart in the 800-block of Esquimalt Road.

She was reported missing nearly a month later. Despite an extensive investigation and a series of searches, she was never found.

The police consider the disappearance suspicious and presume Cameron was the victim of foul play. Her disappearance continues to be investigated as a homicide.

At the time, Cameron stood five-foot-eight with a medium to large build, and weighed about 170 pounds. She had dark brown eyes and long, dark brown hair that she wore parted in the middle. She wore silver-framed glasses.

Cameron’s daughters are now adults and want to understand their mother’s disappearance.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact VicPD’s historical case review office at 250-995-7390 or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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