Vancouver Police are asking for help to identify a woman who died in the downtown core last spring, and have released pictures of her distinctive tattoos with hopes that someone may recognize them.
“Though her name is currently unknown, we believe someone out there knew this person and has information that may help us identify her,” says Constable Tania Visintin. “We’re asking anyone who recognizes these unique tattoos to contact our investigators.”
The unidentified woman was found dead on a sidewalk near Drake and Hornby streets just before 8:30 a.m. on May 25. Police believe she died from a drug overdose, and are not conducting a criminal investigation.
The woman appears white, between 30 and 50 years old, and is approximately 5’6″. She had a slim build and short reddish-brown hair. She was wearing a bracelet with the word “dank” in beaded letters. Blue turquoise reading glasses were found on the ground beside her.
She had the following distinctive tattoos:
A blue star with the letter “J” on her left wrist
A robot carrying a radio on her right wrist
A tribal design with two blue roses and two red roses on the middle of her back
Attempts to identify the woman through DNA, missing person reports, and police databases have been unsuccessful.
Anyone who has information is asked to call VPD’s Missing Person Unit at 604-717-2530 or email email@example.com.