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The Victoria Police are trying to identify a woman whose remains were found last month after a fire.
At about 11:45 pm on Nov. 11, 2022, officers were notified that the fire department was fighting a structure fire in the 1100-block of View Street.
The fire was located on the exterior of the building. The woman’s remains were discovered once the fire was extinguished.
Neither the fire, nor the woman’s death are being considered suspicious at this time, however the woman has not yet been identified.
Police said that there are indications that she may have been unhoused at the time of her death. Autopsy results show that she had a history of ankle surgery with a plate and pins her left ankle. She also had gold crowns in her lower right and left jaw.
She was wearing black Columbia boots, size 9.5, with black fur around the top and a purple portion on the heel and sole.
She was also in possession of a distinctive gold chain, with two large gold pieces on it and two pendants.
She had a Walmart shopping cart with her belongings and a high back wooden bar stool, which was supporting a light green coloured tarp that she was using as a shelter.
If you recognize this woman’s description, or her jewellery, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7645 extension 1.
To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.