On Red Dress Day, a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we are asking anyone with information about missing Esquimalt Indigenous woman Belinda Cameron to come forward and share what they know.
On this national day where we at VicPD both recognize and remember all Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have gone missing or have been murdered, as well as honour their families, loved ones and communities, we are continuing our search for Belinda in our effort to help her family find answers.
Belinda Cameron, a mother to two young girls, was confirmed to have last been seen on May 11th, 2005. Belinda was last seen at Esquimalt’s Shoppers Drug Mart in the 800-block of Esquimalt Road that day.
Belinda was reported missing nearly a month later, on June 4th, 2005. Officers conducted an extensive investigation and a series of searches for Belinda. She has not been found.
At the time of her disappearance, Belinda was a 42-year-old Indigenous woman who stood five feet, eight inches tall with a medium to large build, and weighed approximately 170 pounds. Belinda had long, dark brown hair that she wore parted in the middle, and dark brown eyes. She wore silver-framed glasses.
Belinda’s daughters are now adults and are seeking to understand their mother’s disappearance. Our detectives are committed to bringing closure to Belinda’s family and believe that somebody knows what happened to Belinda.
Belinda’s disappearance is considered suspicious and investigators believe that Belinda was the victim of foul play. Her disappearance continues to be investigated as a homicide.
If you have any information on where Belinda Ann Cameron may be, or what may have happened to her, you are asked to call our Historical Case Review Office as 250-995-7390, or call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.