Woman missing in 2020 found dead near long vacant home

Chelsea Poorman disappeared in September 2020, last seen by a family member two days earlier in downtown Vancouver.

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A woman who was reported missing in 2020 has been found dead outside a long-vacant home in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy neighborhood.

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Chelsea Poorman disappeared in September 2020. She was last seen by a family member two days earlier in downtown Vancouver.

The police investigation remained active until last month when a contractor found human remains outside the vacant home near Granville Street and West 37th Avenue.

“This is not the result anyone wanted. We always hoped Chelsea would be found alive, and our condolences go out to everyone who knew Chelsea, loved her and hoped she would come home safely,” said Sgt Steve Addison.

The coroner was called to investigate the death and the agency’s findings were recently sent to the RCMP.

Police say it appears Poorman died at the property on or shortly after the night of her disappearance. The death is not considered suspicious.

As the house had been vacant for years, Poorman’s body has gone unnoticed until now.

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