June 19, 2014 5:44 pm

Police seeking help in identifying female victim of 2012 North Shore homicide

Police are hoping a 3D recreation of a woman’s face will generate some clues to help identify her and provide information in a suspected homicide that happened in August 2012.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took over the investigation on August 18, 2012 after human remains were found off of a gravel pathway in North Vancouver.

So far investigators have determined the woman has not been reported missing but they are treating it as a homicide.

Police are relying on friends, family and members of the public to come forward with any details or information to help identify the woman.

After analyzing the human remains, investigators are able to release the following information regarding the victim:

  • she is a smaller framed female
  • height from 5’2″ to 5’6″
  • believed to be in her mid-20s to early 40s
  • had shoulder length, wavy, black hair

It is also known that the victim had an injury to her middle back, which may have required a brace, months if not years before her death.

Along with a 3D rendering of what the woman may resemble, IHIT has also released images of the types of clothing she was wearing at the time of her death. The specific items appear to only be sold in Europe or possibly online.

Anyone with information about the identity of the victim or the investigation are asked to contact IHIT.

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