PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) — It’s been several days but there is still no sign of a Port Moody woman last seen near her home earlier this week.
Family, friends, and police are resuming their search Thursday, after having scoured wooded areas and trail for any trace of Trina Hunt since Monday morning.
Hundreds of volunteers have been helping comb the ground while police continue a sweeping search involving helicopters and dogs, hoping to find the 48-year-old woman.
Sgt. Ian Morrison with Port Moody Police says half a dozen officers are on the case.
“We made great use of the RCMP air services and the RCMP helicopter, Lower Mainland K9, Coquitlam Search and Rescue,” he explains.
The 48-year-old woman was reported missing Monday evening after her husband told police he returned home from work to find their house empty. Police say don't search for her alone, take your phone, dress appropriately and stay on the trail. More on @NEWS1130
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Hunt was last seen at her home in Port Moody around 6 a.m. Monday, wearing a puffy black Northface jacket with a teal green collar and purple shoes.
Her husband reported her missing that day after he found their house empty.
Hunt is described as 5’4″ tall and weighs about 120lbs. Friends and family have been running their own search command centre on Maple Drive, where community members have been sending coffee and food by delivery.
When it gets too dark, the team puts up posters and waits for morning to begin the search again.
Being safe while helping
“We’re very fortunate to have the kind of help we do when we’re looking to do a search like this in a timely manner,” Morrison notes, adding every missing person case is different.
While police have asked for the public to assist, Morrison wants everyone to keep an eye out while ensuring they’re not putting themselves at risk in the process.
“We’re never going to be in a position where we’re going to tell people not to help but we’re also not going to direct people to help either,” Morrison explains.
We are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Trina Hunt. She is 48 years old, 5’4, 120lbs. Trina is believed to be wearing a puffy black Northface jacket, with a teal green collar, and purple shoes. Please contact us (604-461-3456) if you have any information. #portmoody pic.twitter.com/U5WYtm3klc
— Port Moody Police (@PortMoodyPD) January 19, 2021
He adds people in the community are close. Given the local area and time of year, he’s urging people to still be mindful of their own safety while out conducting a search.
“Dress for the weather, make sure you have a cell phone, have someone else know where you’re going, don’t go somewhere alone, don’t go climbing into ravines. But, we understand people’s desire to help, Port Moody is that kind of community.”
If you have any information about Hunt’s whereabouts, you’re asked to contact the Port Moody Police Department’s non-emergency line at 604-461-3456.
Police are seeking dashcam or surveillance footage taken on Heritage Mountain on Jan. 18 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.