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Trina Hunt disappeared on January 18, 2021, in Port Moody. Now, after weeks of searching, police have revealed that the remains found in Hope on March 29 are those of the Port Moody woman. The investigation has turned to a possible murder.
The remains of the missing Port Moody woman, Trina Hunt, have been found in Hope.
Police suspect a crime and are investigating her death as a possible murder, according to a press release from the Lower Mainland Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
Trina Hunt Age
Trina Hunt was 48 years old.
Last seen at home
IHIT is now working with police in Port Moody to further investigate what happened to Hunt. Her husband reported her missing when she was not at home when he returned from work on a Monday in January. He had last seen her at home in the morning.
The couple lives in the Heritage Mountain neighborhood of Port Moody. Community members helped conduct a large search for the woman while police searched for evidence to explain her disappearance.
Police and people who knew Hunt said it was out of the question for her to leave without telling anyone.
Cause of Death
Hunt, 48, was reportedly last seen at her Port Moody home on the morning of January 18 when her husband left for work. Her disappearance sparked a massive community search that roamed the streets and wooded trails of her neighborhood. But no trace of the woman was ever found.
Now, police say Hunt’s body was found on the morning of March 29 in the Silver Creek area of Hope, according to an IHIT press release. That’s more than 120 kilometers from her house.
Homicide detectives immediately took control of the investigation and have been working with the BC Coroners Service for the past month to correctly identify the body.
IHIT said it will work with the Port Moody Police Department to investigate Hunt’s death as a homicide case.
“As this is an active and ongoing investigation, no further details will be provided at this time,” said Sgt. Frank Jang of IHIT in a written statement.
The turn to a murder investigation comes immediately after months of searching during which the police regularly assured the public that no crime was suspected. At one point, the Port Moody Police Department said it referred the case to IHIT, only to be rejected because, without suspicion of foul play, the case did not meet the homicide unit’s mandate.
The Family is Processing the news with ‘Shattered Hearts’
Stephanie Ibbott, Hunt’s cousin-in-law and a spokeswoman for the late woman’s family, was not immediately available for comment but said the family is still processing the news. In a social media post shortly after the police announcement, Ibbott shared a memorial photo of the hunt with the subscript: “Your shine will never fade” and “1972-2021.”
Posted by Stephanie Stella Ibbott on Saturday, May 1, 2021:
In another Facebook post, Ibbott spoke “with a broken heart” to the community of people who came out to help find Hunt.
“We will always be grateful for his love through it all,” Ibbott wrote. “This community of friends, family and strangers (who now feel like friends) has been there to help us find Trina every step of the way. His words, thoughts, kindness and outpouring of love are really what has kept us going these last 3.5 months. We need her love and support more than ever right now. ”
In the months since her disappearance, the community came together in every way possible to bring hope to what the family described as “unimaginable pain.” Hunt, who loved to cook, was remembered through an online foodie movement under the hashtag #thetableissetfortrina, and participants were asked to prepare a meal in her honor.
Driven to come together due to the pandemic’s restrictions, many turned to create moving videos, keeping the woman and who she loved in the minds of the public.
On other occasions, desperate family members held public demonstrations to keep hope alive, and when that didn’t work, they turned to GoFundMe to help expand the search perimeter.
Anyone with information related to Trina Hunt’s death should contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected].