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Human remains in Hope identified as missing B.C. woman

FILE PHOTO - Trina Hunt
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Human remains that were found in Hope have been identified as a missing woman from Port Moody.

The human remains discovered March 29 in the area south of Silver Creek in Hope have been identified as those of Trina Hunt, according to the RCMP in a media release.

The circumstances were deemed suspicious and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation. 

Hunt, 48, from Port Moody, has been missing since Jan.18. Foul play is suspected in her death and the homicide team is working with the Port Moody police to further the investigation.

“As this is an active and ongoing investigation, there will be no further details provided at this time,” said Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT, in the press release. 

Hunt's family has released a statement on the matter, asking for the public to respect their privacy at this time.

"We are forever grateful for your love through all of this.  This community of friends, family and strangers (who now feel like friends) has been there to support us in finding Trina each step of the way.  Your words, thoughts, kindness and outpouring of love are truly what has kept us going these past 3.5 months. We need your love and support more than ever right now," the statement reads in a Find Trina Hunt Facebook group.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

- This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. to include the statement from Hunt's family.

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