ON March 29, the body of homicide victim, Trina Hunt, was discovered near Hope and her family is offering a reward and appealing to anyone with information about her death to come forward to police.
On January 18, 48-year-old Hunt was reported missing to the Port Moody Police Department. An extensive search began by police, Trina’s family and members of the community.
On March 29, human remains, with indications of foul play, were found near Hope, south of Silver Creek. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the file and as the investigation progressed, police were able to confirm that the human remains belonged to Hunt.
IHIT has been working closely with its partners from the Port Moody Police Department and the Lower Mainland Integrated Teams to advance the case.
In order to protect the integrity of this active and ongoing investigation, specific details are not being released at this time.
Statement of Trina Hunt’s family
Four months ago, our world was turned upside down. Our beloved Trina was reported missing. The pain and anguish we have experienced is unbearable. Our hearts are broken.
On March 29, Trina was found in Hope, B.C. Since then, we have had no answers, no arrests and no closure. Trina was the sparkle of our lives. Her energy, enthusiasm and zest for life was one of a kind. You couldn’t help but feel joyful around Trina as she lived life to its fullest. We are completely and utterly devastated to know that we will never again experience complete family dinners, backyard games of bocce ball, or special pies made by Trina. Life will never be the same.
This community, our community, has been absolutely amazing. You have supported us each and every step of the way. We have continually felt your love and kindness, so thank you. But, we need to call on you once again. We need your help. We need to find the person who did this and bring justice for Trina.
Someone murdered our Trina. Someone took her life. Please think back to the weekend of January 15th. Trina was found in Hope, B.C., south of Silver Creek. Did you see or hear something out of the ordinary? Do you know something, anything?
Our family is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for new information leading to an arrest and laying of criminal charges.
We know someone out there knows something or has heard something. Are you suspicious of someone or are you protecting someone? We need you to come forward. We need you to be Trina’s voice. Please, we beg of you to do the right thing and put an end to this unnecessary suffering.
Our final message is for the person who did this to Trina: You need to come forward and take responsibility for what you did. You have senselessly taken Trina’s life, and ruined so many others. Own up to your actions and accept the consequences. It’s the least you can do. We know you’re out there and our family and our community will continue fighting for answers. And while, painfully, nothing will bring our Trina back, we will get Justice for Trina, we promise. Trina and all women deserve nothing less.
Brad, Jen, Charles and Dianna Ibbott
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).