The search for missing Indigenous woman Tatyanna Harrison came to a tragic end on Saturday afternoon.
The Vancouver Police Department said human remains found in Richmond on May 2, 2022 were identified at Tatyanna Harrison’s home.
“Tragically, we now believe Tatyanna died in another town before she was reported missing,” Const. said Tania Visintin, a VPD officer.
“The Coroners Service has advised the VPD that Tatyanna died of drug toxicity, specifically fentanyl.”
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Tatyanna was reported missing by her mother, Natasha Harrison, on May 3 after she had not been heard from since late March.
Harrison’s search has been public, with his mother making comments, pleading for help and anyone with information to provide.
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“This is heartbreaking news for everyone who knew and loved Tatyanna, and for the many strangers who came together to search for her when she went missing,” Visintin said.
“Although we are now able to provide answers, many questions remain and we will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Tatyanna’s disappearance.”
Vancouver police continue to ask anyone with information about Harrison’s latest movements to call the VPD Missing Persons Unit at 604-717-2530 or email [email protected] .
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