Investigators released photos of distinct jewelry pieces Tuesday in hopes the public can help identify a woman whose remains were found following a makeshift shelter fire on View Street last month.
The woman, believed to be unhoused at the time, died when a fire broke out Friday, Nov. 11, in the makeshift structure she was sheltering in at the corner of View and Cook Streets.
The fire was deemed not suspicious but police did not provide details on how it happened.
In an update, police said they are still trying to identify the victim and are sharing photos of jewelry belonging to her to see if anyone recognizes them.
We need your help, #yyj to identify a woman whose remains were found after a fire at the exterior of a building in the 1100-block of View Street on Nov 11th. She had this sunflower pendant & this crystal pendant & this gold chain w 2 gold medallions w her when she died. 1/5 pic.twitter.com/OomA9BQ60u
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) December 6, 2022
The pieces include a sunflower pendant and crystal pendant and a gold chain with two medallions attached.
The woman was also in possession of a Walmart shopping cart, which contained her belongings, and a high-back wooden bar stool that held up the light green tarp she was using as a shelter.
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.
Anyone who recognizes any of the items or has further information on the View Street fire is asked to call police at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.