Foul play suspected after human remains identified as missing B.C. woman

PORT MOODY, B.C. — Police say a search for a missing person has turned into a homicide investigation after human remains found in Hope, B.C., were identified.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says in a statement that human remains found March 29 are those of Trina Hunt.

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The Port Moody woman, 48, had been missing since Jan. 18.

Police say foul play is suspected.

The remains were found in the area south of Silver Creek in Hope and the circumstances were deemed suspicious.

Homicide investigators say they're working with officers at the Port Moody Police Department to further the investigation.

"The missing person investigation of Trina Hunt has now transitioned into a case of homicide," Sgt. Frank Jang says in the statement.

"As this is an active and ongoing investigation, there will be no further details provided at this time."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 1, 2021.

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