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North Shore woman who found 'suspicious' blue dress hopes people take it seriously

Cpl. Cheryl Bush says the markings on the dress are likely dirt or sand. Note the distinctive beads and sequins at the waist and beads on the hemline.
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October 21, 2015 - 4:30 PM

'I FELT DISGUSTED AND MY HEART FELT HEAVY WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED'

KAMLOOPS - A North Shore resident made a disturbing discovery outside of her home last month that prompted police to search for the owner of a missing blue dress.

Kyla Walker says she found the dress on her property on Schubert Drive, but it wasn't just a dress. Kamloops RCMP have asked Infonews.ca not to share some other details, but the combination was enough for Walker to report it to police and for police to seek help from the public.

“I felt disgusted and my heart felt heavy wondering what happened and why my place of all places," Walker says. "My heart is still heavy and I hope they find answers soon.”

The dress was in a bundle and not in good shape. It was dirty and torn.

“I found it in my carport by my car,” Walker says.

She didn't hear anything from the carport the night before or in the early morning hours. She worries a woman might have been sexually assaulted because she can’t imagine a scenario where anyone would leave their dress behind.

Initial reports from police carried very few details other than they are looking for the owner of a dirty blue dress. Walker reached out on social media because the release was met with jokes and laughter and she hopes people take it seriously.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush says police really don't know what they are dealing with but the discarded dress does appear 'suspicious.' Police have questions for the owner of the dress or anyone who may know its origin.

The dress is part of an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Kamloops RCMP.

Bush describes the garment as a blue halter-style dress that has a very distinctive beaded and sequined waist and beading along the hemline.

She would not explain the nature of the RCMP’s investigation.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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