Breaking: Nawawala! Help find Ma (Maria) Loreto

New Westminster, B.C.

New Westminster Police is seeking information on missing person Ma (Maria) Loreto.

Help New Westminster Police locate #MissingPerson – Ma (Maria) LORETO. 

If you have information on her whereabouts, please contact New Westminster PD at 604-525-5411. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at or download the “P3 Tips” App.

According to social media posts, Loreto was an active member of the cultural dance troupe Banga Beautiful Philippine Street Cultural Dance in Honour of the Santo Nino.

Meanwhile, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is requesting assistance with the identification of the victim of a suspicious death. 

On March 18, 2021 at 1:57 a.m., Burnaby RCMP Frontline members responded to a report of a burned body in Greentree Village Park near the 4300 block of Garden Grove Drive.

Through working closely with the Burnaby RCMP, Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the BC Coroner’s Service, IHIT investigators have determined that the body is likely that of a woman under five feet tall, however she remains unidentified.  

“The priority for investigators is to identify this victim.  Through a comprehensive neighbourhood canvass, investigators have determined that the woman may have been in the area up to two hours prior to the report of the fire,” says Detective Lara Jansen of IHIT.  “There is also indication that the woman may have been associated to a dark coloured, smaller to mid-sized, hatchback SUV or crossover-style vehicle. We are urging anyone who may have seen a similar vehicle or heard any suspicious activity in the 4300 block of Garden Grove Drive, between midnight and 2:00 a.m. on March 18, 2020 to contact IHIT.”  

 Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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