Coroners Service Unidentified Case: 1985-0220-0978

Last updated on November 7, 2023

On Dec. 12, 1985, at 10:45 a.m. a crane operator at Versatile Shipyards spotted a body floating in Burrard Inlet.  The body of a female was later recovered and transported to Lions Gate Hospital where a preliminary analysis followed by an autopsy later determined that the woman, between the ages of 55 and 70, had drowned.

Discovered on:  Dec. 12, 1985

Est. age:  55 to 70

Gender:  Female - Caucasian (Blond Hair)

Teeth:  Upper row of teeth replaced by dentures and lower row of teeth missing.

Height: 5'6" (170 cm) 

Build: Medium

Scars: two notable scars on the abdomen including a 5" vertical scar (mid-abdomen) and a 2" lateral scar on the right side of the abdomen

Other:  Scoliosis of the spine

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Police Facial Composite Sketch: Image 1

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Gold Earrings: Image 2 

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Lucky Horseshoe: Image 3 

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Boot (Inside Label): Image 5

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