Indigenous groups press VPD to renew investigation into Chelsea Poorman’s death – Global News

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Indigenous groups press VPD to renew investigation into Chelsea Poorman’s death – Global News

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202212 Views

May 12, 2022

Two prominent Indigenous groups in British Columbia are calling on the Vancouver Police Department to renew its investigation into the death of Chelsea Poorman.

Poorman, a member of the Kwacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan, was last seen on Sept. 6, 2020, in downtown Vancouver. Her skeletal remains were found on the property of a vacant home in the upscale Shaughnessy neighbourhood on April 22.

Vancouver police have said her cause of death may never be determined, but that there was no evidence of foul play.

On Thursday, both the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the B.C. First Nations Justice Council issued statements condemning that conclusion, and calling for a renewed investigation into how she died.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8832131/chelsea-poorman-reopen-investigation/

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