IHIT now investigating disappearance of Naomi Onotera

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Wednesday that it is investigating the disappearance of 40-year-old Naomi Onotera.

Onotera was reported last seen on August 28. The Langley RCMP have been conducting an extensive missing person’s investigation. IHIT has been called in to assist the Langley RCMP Serious Crimes Section.

Onotera is 5’9 tall, 150 lbs, with long brown hair and brown eyes.

A search of Onotera’s residence is underway. IHIT investigators are working closely with the Langley RCMP and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). The investigation and search is in its initial stages and currently unfolding.

On Monday, Langley RCMP investigators asked the public to study a photograph of Naomi’s vehicle. Even though it has been reported Naomi left without her vehicle, investigators said they were trying to establish a timeline of all her actions beginning August 25. If you noticed this vehicle moving about anytime after August 25, call Langley RCMP to relay this information. The vehicle is a white 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with a Greater Vancouver Zoo sticker in the front window on the passenger side.

Onotera’s vehicle.

“As part of our initial search, IHIT is looking at Naomi Onotera’s residence as a starting place. I would caution that the presence of officers, security and crime scene tape is not an indication of criminality of anyone living in the residence. They are present to secure the preservation of evidence,” said IHIT Sgt. David Lee, “IHIT would like to ask for patience as this investigation continues. The family has also asked for privacy.”

Further details will be released when they become available, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Greater Vancouver Zoo sticker.