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VICTORIA STAFFORD INVESTIGATION INFORMATION


 

 

 

PRESS RELEASES


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone  :  (519) 421-2800

Fax         :   (519) 421-2818

 

 

E-mail : mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                

DATE: Friday, June 5, 2009

Dedicated Tip Line Opened

Victoria Stafford Investigation-  1-866-825-4222

 

(WOODSTOCK, ONT) As the public continues to provide investigators with information in regard to the Abduction/Murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford a new "TIP LINE " has been established.   The Oxford Community Police and the Ontario Provincial Police have opened a new "dedicated"   VICTORIA STAFFORD TIP LINE 1-866-825-4222 to assist the public in calling in information.

 

The VICTORIA STAFFORD TIP LINE, 1-866-825-4222, has been put into place to help investigators manage the steady stream of information that is coming in from the public.  

 

Oxford Community Police Chief Fraser and Ontario Provincial Police Detective Inspector Renton collectively state, The intensive search for the remains of Victoria Stafford continues on all fronts and we are encouraging the public to use this new TIP LINE to call in information.

 

Anyone with information are asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Toll-Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at

1 800 222 TIPS (8477).

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified  Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca or Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com or  

www.rogerstv.com/gmw

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone :  (519) 421-2800

Fax        :  (519) 421-2818

 

E-mail :      mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                

 

DATE: 03 June 2009

 

SEARCH FOR VICTORIA STAFFORD CONTINUES

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON) The Oxford Community Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue their investigation into the Abduction/Murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford.

 

Police will continue the search for Victoria Stafford's remains in and around the Fergus, Ontario area.  As well, the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) continue their searches of the Salford Landfill site and the westbound 401 roadway and ditch area from Woodstock to Guelph.  On Wednesday June 3, 2009, members of Waterloo Regional Police Service Emergency Response Unit and the Guelph Police Service Tactical Response Unit will be assisting with the search.  

 

Investigators want to hear from anyone who may recall seeing the suspect vehicle, described as a 2003 Honda 4-Door car, blue with black spray paint over portions of the vehicle or the accused either in the City of Woodstock, Guelph or the surrounding area from the 8th of April 2009 to the 19th of May 2009.

 

The interior of the vehicle in question is grey with grey coloured cloth material.  Police are seeking help from the public in locating the rear car seat that has been removed from the vehicle.  

 

Police are asking everyone to check their properties for the grey cloth coloured seat and report it to police immediately if a similarly describe seat is found.  If located, police investigators ask that it not be touched, simply report it to police immediately and without physically touching it, try to protect it from the elements until investigators can attend the scene.  

 

Oxford Community Police Service Police Chief Fraser and Ontario Provincial Police Detective Inspector Renton would like to thank the community for their continued support and assistance in providing information as this investigation moves forward.

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free  at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at     1- 800 -222 TIPS(8477).

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified  Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca or Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com or www.rogerstv.com/gmw

 

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:    (519) 421-2800

Fax        :   (519) 421-2818

 

 

E-mail :   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE:  Monday, June 01, 2009

 

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION/MURDER

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  401 HWY SEARCH FOR VICTORIA STAFFORD CONTINUES

 

(WOODSTOCK, ONT.) - As investigators continue their work on the  Abduction/Murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford, the search along the  401 Hwy corridor between Hwy 59 in Woodstock and Hwy 24 in Cambridge, Ontario  will resume on Monday June 1, 2009.

 

The OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), along with other assisting police services, will continue their search for evidence along the westbound shoulder of the highway.

 

Anyone with information are asked to call the Oxford Community Police  Service at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1 - 800 - 222 - TIPS(8477).

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified  Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca or America's Most Wanted at www.amw.com or www.rogerstv.com/gmw

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:  (519) 421-2800

Fax        : (519) 421-2818

 

 

E-mail :   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE: Saturday, May 30th, 2009

 

 

SEARCH FOR VICTORIA STAFFORD CONTINUES

 

(WOODSTOCK, ONT) The Oxford Community Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue their investigation into the Abduction/Murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford.

 

Police continue to search for the remains of Victoria Stafford in and around Fergus, Ontario.  On Saturday, May 30, 2009 the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) will be assisted by the Halton Regional Police Search Team and conduct a ground search of ditches, roadways and woodlots.

 

Anyone with information are asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free  at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at  1 800 222 TIPS(8477).

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified  Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca or Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com or www.rogerstv.com/gmw

                       

Contact Person: Constable Laurie-Anne Maitland   519-532-8132

 

                                               


 

 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:   (519) 421-2800

Fax:  (519) 421-2818

 

E-mail:    mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE:  Thursday, May 28, 2009

       

Upgraded charge in Stafford Investigation

(WOODSTOCK, ON) As investigators actively continue their work on the investigation into the Abduction/ Murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford, they are releasing the following information on the charges and search for Victorias body.  

Police advise that 18 year old Terri-Lynne McClintic is now facing an upgraded charge from Accessory After the Fact to Murder to a charge of First Degree Murder under the Criminal Code.

Starting today, members of the OPP Emergency Response Teams will return to the Landfill site located east of Salford, Ontario.  Also, a further extensive search of the 401 Highway corridor between Woodstock and Guelph will be started.  

Detective Inspector Renton stated, The investigative team is working hard and is utilizing all available resources to help locate the body of Victoria Stafford.

Police investigators continue to ask area property owners within a 50 minute drive of the City of Guelph to check their fields and report any suspicious or significant changes they notice to landscape or familiar landmarks.

Investigators also continue to seek the assistance of the public who may recall seeing the suspect vehicle and/or suspects either in the City of Woodstock, Guelph and surrounding area. The vehicle is described as a 2003 Honda 4-Door car, blue with black spray paint over portions of the vehicle.

 

Police describe the interior of the vehicle as being a grey coloured cloth material and are seeking help from the public in locating the entire rear seat of this vehicle that had been removed.  If located, police ask that you report it to police immediately and without physically touching it, try to protect it from the elements until investigators can attend the scene.

An extensive search for the remains of Victoria Stafford continues by Police.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca or Americas Most Wanted, www.amw.com or gtasmostwanted.com.

 

 

 

Contact person:  Constable LaurieAnne Maitland (519)-532-8132

 


 

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone: (519) 421-2800

Fax: (519) 421-2818

 

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

DATE  24th of May, 2009                                                          

                                           

Police Seek Vehicles Rear Car Seat

Victoria Stafford Homicide

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  Investigators working the Abduction/Murder of Victoria Stafford are releasing a photograph of the suspect vehicle involved in the abduction and murder of Victoria Stafford on or about the 8th of April 2009.

 

Investigators are hopeful that someone may recall seeing the suspect vehicle and/or suspects either in the City of Woodstock, Guelph and surrounding area.  The vehicle is described as a 2003 Honda 4-Door car, blue with black spray paint over portions of the vehicle.  

 

Police describe the interior of the vehicle as being a grey coloured cloth material.  Police are seeking help from the public in locating the entire rear seat of this vehicle that has been removed from the vehicle in question.  

 

Police are asking everyone to check their properties for the grey cloth coloured seat and report it to police immediately.  If located, police investigators ask that it not be touched, simply report it to police immediately and without physically touching it, try to protect it from the elements until investigators can attend the scene.  

 

The suspect vehicle has been attached to the media release in order to provide a point of reference to the media/public of the vehicle interior.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our focus remains on recovering Victoria Stafford to provide closure for her familystated Inspector Renton.  A significant team of investigators and civilian police staff continue to manage the tips that continue to pour in and follow up on leads already received.  

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Incident details can be found at OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies at www.opp.ca

or Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com

or www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca .

www.gtasmostwanted.com

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

**interviews accepted 1pm-3pm Sunday May 24th**

615 Dundas St.  Woodstock

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:  (519) 421-2800

Fax:  (519) 421-2818

 

E-mail :  mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

DATE:  May 22, 2009                                                          

                                           

Police Seek Public Help In Finding

Victoria Stafford

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  Investigators working the Abduction/Murder of Victoria Stafford are releasing a photograph of the suspect vehicle involved in the abduction and murder of Victoria Stafford on or about the 8th of April 2009.

 

Investigators are hopeful that someone may recall seeing the suspect vehicle and/or suspects either in the City of Woodstock or the Guelph area.  The vehicle is described as a 2003 Honda 4-Door car, blue with black spray paint over portions of the vehicle.  

 

Police continue to look for evidence in and around Wellington County in proximity to the City of Guelph, Ontario.  Investigators have cause to believe that the vehicle, suspects and victim may have been in and around the area of the Home Depot parking lot sometime during the early evening hours of the 8th of April 2009.  Police would like to speak with anyone who may have information pertaining to the vehicle and/or occupants.  

 

Police investigators are also asking area property owners in within a 50 minute drive of Guelph City, to check their fields and report any suspicious or significant changes they notice to landscape or familiar landmarks.  

 

 

 

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Our focus remains on recovering Victoria Stafford to provide closure for her family stated Inspector Renton.  A significant team of investigators and civilian police staff continue to manage the tips that continue to pour in and follow up on leads already received.  

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Incident details can be found at OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies at www.opp.ca or Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com or www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca .

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


 

 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:  (519) 421-2800

Fax        :  (519) 421-2818

E-mail:  mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                           DATE: Wednesday,20th May 2009

                                           

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

MAJOR DEVELOPMENT NEWS CONFERENCE

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  Members of the Oxford Community Police and the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch have arrested a Woodstock man and woman in connection with the April 8th, 2009 abduction and murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford from the City of Woodstock.

 

Victoria Stafford was reported missing on April 8, 2009 and last seen walking home from Oliver Stephens Public School on Fyfe Street in Woodstock.  She was captured on a surveillance camera at a nearby high school walking with an unidentified adult female party.

 

An intensive search began by Oxford Community Police Services, assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police, London City Police Service and Waterloo Regional Police Services.

 

Charged are;  

 

18-year-old Terri-Lynn McClintic is charged with the following Criminal Code Charges:

 

71        Accessory After The Fact To Murder

72        Abduction Of A Person Under Sixteen

 

 

28-year-old Michael Rafferty is charged with the following Criminal Code Charges:

 

71        First Degree Murder

72        Abduction Of A Person Under Sixteen

 

Both parties appeared at Woodstock Provincial Court on the 20th of May 2009 to answer to the charges and were remanded in custody until the 28th of May.  

 

An extensive search for the remains of Victoria Stafford continues by Police. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Incident details can be found at OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies at www.opp.ca or Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com or www.oxfordcommunitypolice.ca . or www.rogerstv.com/gmw

 

 

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

 

E-mail :   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                           DATE: Wednesday,20th May 2009

                                           

UPDATE

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

MAJOR DEVELOPMENT NEWS CONFERENCE

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  Members of the Oxford Community Police and the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch will be holding a media conference at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, the 20th of May 2009 at the CAW Hall located at 126 Beale Street in the City of Woodstock.

 

Chief of Police Ron Fraser and OPP Detective Inspector William Renton will be on hand to speak to the recent arrest of two suspects in connection to the Abduction of Victoria Stafford.

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax        :    (519) 421-2818

E-mail:    mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE: May 7, 2009

 

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  The Oxford Community Police and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) extend their thanks to the public and media for the assistance they have provided in the Victoria Stafford abduction investigation.  Police continue to thoroughly investigate thousands of tips and other sources of information.  

 

The search for Victoria Stafford continues with members of the Oxford Community Police and the OPP canvassing door-to-door within the city of Woodstock.  Members of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) continue to search the Oxford County Landfill site located east of Salford, Ontario.

 

Police encourage anyone with information about Victoria Staffords where-a-bouts to come forward.  To the captor, police are asking that you do the right thing and bring Victoria home.  

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 (Toll Free 1-877-537-6277) or Crime Stoppers at   1-800-222-8477.

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com. Information can also be found at www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca.

       

Contact:        Constable LaurieAnne Maitland     (519)-532-8132


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:   (519) 421-2800

Fax         :   (519) 421-2818

 

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE: MAY 04, 2009

 

UPDATE

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  The Oxford Community Police and The Ontario Provincial Police are asking for further public assistance with respect to the Victoria ToriStafford abduction investigation.

 

Investigators are releasing a new segment of video and still footage from surveillance cameras.  In the video investigators have identified footage of a small to mid-sized, dark coloured station wagon with an approximate 262 centimetre wheel base. This vehicle was driving northbound on Fyfe Ave.  after Tori was seen with the unidentified woman.

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Unknown vehicle on Fyfe Ave.

 

With respect to the vehicle, the make and model have not been identified at this time. Further efforts are being made in this regard. In the interim, investigators are hopeful that someone may recognize the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle is believed to potentially be a valuable witness to this incident and the Police would like to speak with this person.

 

Investigators have further been able to confirm through surveillance video that Victoria Stafford and her abductor were last observed walking east across Fyfe Ave. and crossing into the parking lot of Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement home.  

 

Investigators are hopeful that releasing this information of Victoria and her abductor may assist the public in offering further information.

 

The release of the footage was postponed as attempts were being made to enhance the quality of the images before its release.  

 

The search for Victoria Stafford continues with members of the Oxford Community Police canvassing door-to-door within the city of Woodstock as well as members of the OPP Emergency Response Teams search of the Landfill site located east of Salford, Ontario.

 

Police investigators are asking area farmers to be extra vigilant while tending to their fields observing for anything that appears out of the normal or unusual.  This information should be reported to police immediately.  

 

Police encourage anyone with information about Victoria Staffords where-a-bouts to come forward.  To the captor, Police are hoping that the person or persons responsible for Victorias abduction will do the right thing and bring Victoria home.  

 

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 (Toll Free 1-877-537-6277) or Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-8477.

 

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com

Information can also be found at  www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 

 

 

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:    (519) 421-2800

Fax:   (519) 421-2818

E-mail:    mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                         DATE: Friday, 01 May, 2009

                                           

UPDATE

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

(WOODSTOCK-ON)  The search for Victoria Stafford continues with members of the Oxford Community Police canvassing door-to-door within the city of Woodstock as well as members of the OPP Emergency Response Teams search of the Landfill site located east of Salford, Ontario.

 

Police investigators are asking area farmers to be extra vigilant while tending to their fields observing for anything that appears out of the normal or unusual.  This information should be reported to police immediately.  

 

Police encourage anyone with information about Victoria Staffords where-a-bouts to come forward.  To the captor, Police are hoping that the person or persons responsible for Victorias abduction will do the right thing and bring Victoria home.  Police are hopeful for a successful conclusion to this abduction however remains aware that there may be other outcomes.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police at 519-537-2323 or Toll Free at 1-877-537-6277, their Local Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Check out OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies at www.opp.ca or

Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com or www.oxfordcommunitypolice.ca for incident details.

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


 

       

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone  (519) 421-2800

Fax        :  (519) 421-2818

E-mail :   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:   Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                  DATE: Tuesday April 28th, 2009            21:00 Hrs.

                       

 

UPDATE        

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

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$ 50,000 REWARD

 

The Oxford Community Police Service is offering a reward in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the abduction of Victoria, (Tori) , STAFFORD.

On April 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm, Victoria STAFFORD left school and was captured leaving on surveillance footage walking with a female. The female is described as in her twenties, wearing a white or light coloured coat and blue jeans. The female had dark hair believed to be in a pony-tail and is approximately 5' to 5' 3" tall with a medium build.

 

The Oxford Community Police Service would urge that anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the abduction of Victoria ToriSTAFFORD to contact the Oxford Community Police at 1-877-537-6277 or 519-537-2323 or your nearest Police Agency. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

 

This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Oxford Community Police Services Board.

 

 

RÉCOMPENSE DE 50 000  $

 

Le service de police communautaire dOxford offre une récompense de cinquante mille dollars (50 000 $) pour tout renseignement pertinent quiconduira à  larrestation et à la condamnation de la ou des personnes responsables de lenlèvement de Victoria STAFFORD.

 

Le 8 avril 2009, à 15elle marchait aux côtés dune femme. Cette femme est décrite comme âgée dune vingtaine dannées, portant un manteau be couleur blanche ou claire et un blue-jeans. Ses cheveux sont noirs et probablement attachés en queue de cheval; elle est de carrure moyenne et mesure entre 5 pi et 5.

 

Il est demandé à quiconque en possession de renseignements sur la ou les personnes responsables de la disparition de Victoria Oxford, au 1 877, ou le poste de police le plus proche. Si vous souhaitez garder lanonymat, vous pouvez aussi appeler  Échec au crime au 1 800 222-TIPS (8477) et vous pourriez être admissible à une récompense en espèces pouvant atteindre 2 000 $.

 

Le partage de la récompense seffectuera de la manière jugée équitable  par la Commission des services de police communautaire Oxford.

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON.)  The investigation into the abduction of Victoria Stafford is continuing.  

 

The Oxford Community Police Service (OCPS) is continuing their door-to- door canvassing within the City of Woodstock.

 

The land search is continuing with the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) still at the Oxford County Landfill Site east of Salford.  

 

A search of vacant buildings and properties within the city of Woodstock is also being conducted by officers.  If anyone is aware of any vacant buildings or abandoned vehicles please notify our investigative team through our dedicated tip lines.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 (Toll Free 1-877-537-6277) or Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-8477.  

 

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at:

www.opp.ca or,  at Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com

Information can also be found at  www.oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

 

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE: Friday April 24th, 2009

                                                                               

 

UPDATE        

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON.)  The investigation into the abduction of Victoria Stafford is continuing.  

 

The Oxford Community Police Service (OCPS) is continuing their door-to- door canvassing within the City of Woodstock.

 

The land search is continuing with the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) still at the Oxford County Landfill Site east of Salford.  

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 (Toll Free 1-877-537-6277) or Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-8477.  

 

Information about this case can be found on the OPP Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca or at Americas Most Wanted at www.amw.com

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


 

 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail :  mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                  

 

     DATE:Thursday, April 23rd, 2009       12noon                                                        

 

UPDATE        

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON.)  The investigation into the abduction of Victoria Stafford is continuing.  

 

The Oxford Community Police Service (OCPS) is continuing their door-to- door canvassing within the City of Woodstock.

 

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) has completed their search of local waterways.   No evidence was found in relation to this investigation.

 

The land search is also continuing with the O.P.P. Emergency Response Team (ERT) still at the Oxford County Landfill Site east of Salford.  

 

Investigators are continuing to follow-up on the now 1400 tipsthat have been phoned in from the public.

 

Composite Clarification

 

 

The following is Not a statement that speaks directly to the Tori Stafford investigation but may serve as general clarification.

 

A composite drawing is an investigative measure used to identify witnesses and suspects. There are many variables that contribute to the evidentiary value of a composite drawing such as eyewitness recollection, the interaction between the artist and the witness, the circumstances of the sighting etc. Composite drawings have been traditionally used as an investigative aide with varying degrees of success.

 

There are also several factors to be considered by Police before the release of a composite sketch such as, ongoing investigative inquires, the risk of confabulation and/or tainting or unintentionally influencing other potential witnesses.

 

These and other factors are carefully considered before the release of a composite drawing or similar investigative measure.    

       

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 (Toll Free 1-877-537-6277) or Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-8477.  

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 

Information about this case can be found on the O.P.P Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone :  (519) 421-2800

Fax         :   (519) 421-2818

E-mail :  mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE:   21 April, 2009  10:30pm    

 

COMPOSITE IMAGE RELEASED

STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

(Woodstock, ON.)  Investigators involved in the STAFFORD abduction have released a composite image.  The image is that of the unidentified person observed in a surveillance video from College Avenue Secondary School with Victoria Stafford dated 08 April 20, 2009.  This composite image was completed with the assistance of Waterloo Regional Police Service.

 

The person of interest is described as:

 

       White female

       In her 20's

       Long, straight, black hair past shoulders, worn in a ponytail.

       51-52  (155cm-157cm)

        120-125 pounds (54-57kg)

       White puffy winter jacket

       Tight black jeans

 

 

Image

Unidentified female in white puffy winter jacket

 

We continue to believe that there are people in the area who have knowledge of this crimestated Detective Inspector Bill Renton of the Ontario Provincial Police.  We are urging these people to immediately come forward to help us in this investigationstated Renton.

 

Chief of Oxford Community Police Ron Fraser said I am appealing to the community to review this composite image and if anyone has any information relating to this person to please call us.

 

Investigators have been in contact with the producers from the TV show Americas Most Wanted.  Information in regard to Toris abduction is expected to be aired Saturday, April 25th 2009 at 9pm.

 

At 10am on Wednesday April 22nd 2009 Detective Inspector William Renton will speak to media representatives at OCPS Headquarters in Woodstock.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Contact Constable  LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 

Information about this case can be found on the O.P.P Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca

 


 

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MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail :    mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                                        DATE:  Monday, April 20, 2009

 

UPDATE

VICTORIA STAFFORD ABDUCTION

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON.)  The investigation into the abduction of Victoria Stafford is continuing.  

 

The Oxford Community Police Service (OCPS) are continuing their door to door canvassing within the city of Woodstock.

 

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) is working in the area of Pittock Lake and other waterways in the City of Woodstock.

 

The land search is also continuing with the O.P.P. Emergency Response Team (ERT).  ERT members will be at the Oxford County Landfill Site.  There has been no information to suggest there is evidence in regard to this case at this location, but as part of due diligence sections are being searched.  

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

 

Information about this case can be found on the Missing Persons and Unidentified Bodies website at www.opp.ca

.

Contact Constable LaurieAnne Maitland   (519)-532-8132


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

 

 

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Laurie-Anne Maitland

Contact Person:  Laurie-Anne Maitland                                DATE:  Saturday April 18, 2009          10:00pm

 

Victoria Stafford Investigation:   DAY 10

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON.) The investigation into the abduction of Victoria Stafford is continuing. To date the investigative team of Oxford Community Police Service officers, (OCPS) and Ontario Provincial Police, (OPP) have received over 1000 leads from the public.

 

To be very thorough in this investigation, the canvassing of homes, which has been in place since the onset of this investigation, is being revisited in many areas.  

 

OPP divers have re-examined the waterways at Southside Park and they will be extending their search to other local waterways.  This is a matter of due diligence as investigators have no information suggesting that Victoria is in the water.

 

An aerial survey was conducted with an OPP aircraft assisted by an Oxford Community Police officer.  Further, a re-visit of the previous ground search has been commenced by OPP emergency response team members in the area of Dufferin Street east of Norwich Avenue.

 

The investigators continue to appreciate the cooperation and assistance of local residents during this time of significant police activity.

 

To facilitate communication between the police and media Constable Laurie-Anne Maitland, OCPS media officer has been re-issued the following cell-phone for media enquiries for this investigation  (519)-532-8132.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

 

Contact Constable  Laurie Anne Maitland   (519)-532-8132

 


 

Press Release - Victoria Stafford - 17Apr09 (2)                Page 2 of 2

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

 

 

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  B. Jonker

Contact Person:  PC. Maitland

                                                                        DATE:  17 APRIL 2009, 9:00pm

 

Search Continues For Victoria Stafford

 

(WOODSTOCK, ON.) Members of the Ontario Provincial Police under the direction of CIB Detective Inspector William Renton will begin an intensified search for Victoria Stafford beginning tomorrow the 18th of April 2009.  

 

Members of the OPPs Under Water Search and Recovery Unit ( USRU) will be scouring all local water ways looking for clues which may aid investigators.  Police will also be researching many areas and utilizing trained Search Masters to re-examine information that has come to light since Victorias disappearance.  

 

Simultaneously, a significant team of trained and qualified Detectives have been added to the O.C.P.S. & O P P previously assigned. The investigating Detectives will be canvassing homes and people and revisiting many areas to gather new information based on previous evidence brought forward. This is normal procedure to ensure that we dont miss out on any pieces of evidence that will lead us closer to Victorias where-a-boutssays Inspector Renton.

 

Chief Ron Fraser wants the citizens to be aware that there will be significant police activity going on within the City of Woodstock and encourages full cooperation of everyone.  Police remind all citizens that though there may be a heightened sense of curiosity into some of the police activity, police need their space in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.

 

Chief Ron Fraser & Detective Inspector William Renton expect that this increased police officer presence to intensified search and canvassing of homes over and above the joint officer investigative compliment could last up to seven days.  Police encourage anyone with tips or information to call the Oxford Community Police or Crime Stoppers immediately.  Case managers continue to pour over hundreds of tips that have already come in and appreciate all the support of those who have come forward.  

       

Contact: PC Laurie-Ann Maitland

 

Phone:    519-537-2323

 


 

 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail :     mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASEPrepared By:

Contact Person:

PC.  L-A Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE                                                        DATE:  16 APRIL 2009

 

Update as of 12:15 Hours on Thursday, April 16, 2009

 

Oxford Community Police are extending an invitation to the media.

 

A media conference will be held at 10am on Friday, April 17th 2009.

 

The conference will be held at the C.A.W. Hall located at 126  Beale street in the City of Woodstock.  The closest cross street is Ingersoll Avenue.

 

Chief Ron Fraser will provide an update at that time on the Victoria Stafford investigation.  

No further information will be released.

 


 

Press Release - Victoria Stafford - 15Apr09                Page 2 of 2

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail:   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  B. Jonker

Contact Person:  PC. Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE                                                        DATE:  15 APRIL 2009

 

 

MISSING VICTORIA STAFFORD

UPDATE April 15, 2009

 

The Oxford Community Police have recently been questioned by media sources regarding a statement provided by the Toronto Star this date indicating that the parents of missing Victoria Stafford where questioned by police over the weekend using polygraph equipment.

 

Oxford Community Police at this time will neither confirm nor deny the report by The Toronto Star in order to maintain the integrity of our investigation.

 

The primary focus of the police investigation continues to be to locate Toriand to positively identify the unknown woman leading her away from the area of Oliver Stephens Public School at 3:30 pm on Wednesday April 8th on Fyfe Avenue.  

 

Please be further advised that any new information that may become available in this investigation will be forwarded to the media.

 

The Oxford Community Police wish to further advise media sources that Oxford Community Police Constable Laurie-Anne Maitland will be at Oxford Community Police headquarters located at 615 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 16th, 2009 to field phone interviews and live media feeds only.   Please note that this is NOT a media conference.

 

Please be further advised that this Press Release is for media sources only and is not for public broadcast.

 

The Oxford Community Police are requesting that anyone that may have been in the area and observed any suspicious persons or anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


 

 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  B. Jonker

Contact Person:  PC. Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE                                                        DATE:  14 APRIL 2009

 

 

MISSING VICTORIA STAFFORD

UPDATE AS OF 3:30 p.m. -  April 14, 2009

 

There is presently no new information that is available for release to the media however the Oxford Community Police wish to advise media sources that Oxford Community Police Constable Laurie-Anne Maitland will be at Oxford Community Police headquarters located at 615 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 to field phone interviews and live media feeds only.   Please note that this is NOT a media conference.

 

Please be further advised that this Press Release is for media sources only and is not for public broadcast.

 

Please be further advised that any new information that may become available in this investigation will be forwarded to the media.

 

Every indication we have tells us that Tori willingly walked away with the unidentified female so we are investigating a missing persons case.

Every available resource is being directed towards this investigation, with the assistance and support of the Waterloo Regional Police, the London Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police.    

 

Police continue to encourage the public to check their properties and their place of business in a continuing effort to locate Tori.  

 

Investigators continue to explore the large number of tips coming in from the public.  The number of tips has now exceeded 500.

 

The focus of the police investigation continues to be to locate Toriand to positively identify the unknown woman leading her away from the area of Oliver Stephens Public School at 3:30 pm on Wednesday April 8th on Fyfe Avenue.  

 

The Oxford Community Police are requesting that anyone that may have been in the area and observed any suspicious persons or anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Chief Ron Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail :   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  A/S/Sgt. Marci Shelton

Contact Person:  Cst. Laurie Ann Maitland

MEDIA RELEASEUp-Date: Missing 8 year old Victoria Stafford

 

Dated 13-Apr-09

 

On April 08, 2009, an extensive ground search commenced to locate Victoria Stafford Age 8, The Ground Search has now been completed.  

 

A very large area surrounding the area of Fyfe Av., and Walter St., has been thoroughly searched by both police and fire personnel, and numerous volunteers.

 

 During their searches through both residential and commercial properties, a variety of itemshave been recovered and investigators will determine the relevance of these articles to this investigation.

 

NONE OF THE ITEMS RELATE TO THE DESCRIBED CLOTHING ITEMS

TORI WAS WEARING ON THE DATE OF HER DISAPPEARANCE

 

Although, the ground search has come to a conclusion

Oxford Community Police Service is continuing both actively and intensively in the investigative process.  A full day of consultations with the OPP behavioural sciences unit outlining all the circumstances of this case to date.

 

Every indication we have tells us that Tori willingly walked away with the unidentified female so we are investigating a missing persons case.

 Every available resource is being directed towards this investigation, with the assistance and support of the Waterloo Regional Police, the London Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police.    Police continue to encourage the public to check their properties and their place of business in a continuing effort to locate Tori.  

Investigators continue to explore the large number of tips coming in from the public.  The number of tips has now exceeded 300.

 

The focus of the police investigation continues to be to locate Toriand to positively identify the unknown woman leading her away from the area of her school at 3:30 pm on Wednesday April 8th on Fyfe Ave.  

 

 

Anyone that may have been in the area and observed any suspicious persons or anyone with any information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or toll free at 1-877-537-6277 or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Chief Ron Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax         :           (519) 421-2818

E-mail  :   mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  A/S/Sgt. Marci Shelton

Contact Person:  Cst. Laurie Anne Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Up-Date: Missing 8 year old Victoria Stafford

 

Dated 12-Apr-09 07:30 Hrs.

 

 

The search still continues for the Woodstock missing child, Victoria ToriStafford, age 8 who was last seen leaving her school, Oliver Stephens at 164 Fyfe Av., Woodstock, on Wednesday, the 08th of April, 2009 at 3:40 pm.

 

Tori was last seen walking north on Fyfe Av., in the area of Walter St., Woodstock, after she was released from her daily classes.  Video surveillance from a neighbouring school captured her as she walked alongside an unknown female.

 

The Oxford Community Police, assisted by the Waterloo Regional Police, London Police, Woodstock Fire Department and community volunteers are continuing with their extensive ground search throughout the City of Woodstock and surrounding area.  Numerous lakes, ponds, wooded areas, brushes, commercial and residential properties have been searched.  

 

The Criminal Investigations Branch, with the assistance of uniform and civilian members continue with their investigation and are actively pursuing tips that are pouring in from the community.

 

The Oxford Community Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the unknown female walking with Victoria Stafford when she was last seen.  Anyone that may have been in the area and observed any suspicious persons or anyone with any information is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or toll free at 1-877-537-6277 or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone:    (519) 421-2800

Fax         :     (519) 421-2818

E-mail :  mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  B. Jonker

Contact Person:  PC. Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE                                                        DATE:  11 APRIL 2009

 

 

UPDATE AS OF 11:55 a.m. April 11/09

 

There is presently no new information that is available for release to the media however the Oxford Community Police wish to advise media sources  that Oxford Community Police Constable Laurie-Ann Maitland will be at Oxford Community Police headquarters located at 615 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. today, Saturday, April 11, 2009 to field phone interviews and live media feeds.

 

Please be advised that this Press Release is for media sources only and is not for public broadcast.

 

The Oxford Community Police are requesting that anyone that may have been in the area and observed any suspicious persons or anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Chief Ron Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax         :      (519) 421-2818

E-mail :  mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By: A/S/Sgt. Marci Shelton

Contact Person:  Cst. Laurie Ann Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Up-Date: AS OF April 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Missing 8 year old Victoria Stafford

 

The Oxford Community Police in partnership with Waterloo Regional Police, London Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Woodstock Fire Department, London Search and Rescue and members of the community are continuing with their efforts in the search of a missing child, Victoria Stafford, age 8.

 

Police are actively investigating the overwhelming amount of tips that have been received from members of the public.  

 

The Oxford Community Police would like to remind the public that if they wish to assist in searching for Victoria, they can do so by checking their own properties and any outbuildings for any sign of her and to report any information that they feel may be of assistance to the police investigation.

 

There is presently no new information that is available for release to the media.  When new information is available, a further press release will follow.  

 

The Oxford Community Police are requesting that anyone that may have been in the area and observed any suspicious persons or anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call the Oxford Community Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 421-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 


 

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                              MEDIA RELEASE

 

Oxford Community Police Service

Headquarters (Division One)

Woodstock, Ontario

N4S 1E1

Office of the Chief of Police: Ron G. Fraser

Telephone     (519) 421-2800

Fax                    (519) 421-2818

E-mail            mailus@oxfordcommunitypolice.on.ca

MEDIA RELEASE

Prepared By:  Inspector Daryl Longworth

Contact Person:  Laurie Ann Maitland

MEDIA RELEASE                                                        DATE:  April 9, 2009        

 

The Oxford Community Police Service is investigating a missing 8 year old child.

 

On Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 3:40 pm, Victoria ToriStafford was last seen leaving Oliver Stephens School, 164 Fyfe Ave., Woodstock where she is enrolled as a grade three student.

 

Victoria was to walk home but never arrived at her Francis St., residence.

 

Tori is described as 45- 46, 62 lbs, blonde hair cut just below her ears and blue eyes.   She was last seen wearing black and white plaid running shoes, black leotards, black velvet pleated skirt, army green coloured Hanna Montanat-shirt with pink stitching and a black Hanna Montanawinter coat with a white fur hood.  She was also wearing a black head-band and butterfly ear rings and carrying a purple Bratzbrand bag. .  

 

Oxford Community Police officers worked through the night conducting interviews, residence searches, door to door canvasses, K9 searches and geographical searches of parks, waterways, footpaths and open areas in the immediate area.  

 

The Oxford Community Police Service has been and continues to be assisted with search efforts by the Woodstock Fire Department, Ontario Provincial Police Air support Unit, the London Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police Service and the London Search and Rescue Unit.

 

Police have obtained video surveillance footage of a young person matching the description and clothing descriptors provided for Victoria Stafford walking with an unidentified person on Fyfe Ave. in the area of Walter St., Woodstock at approximately 3:32 pm on April 8, 2009.   Although police cannot positively identify the young person as Victoria Stafford, they would like to identify and speak with the as yet unidentified person walking with her.  The unidentified person of interest is described as wearing a white coat and dark pants.

 

Police are releasing a copy of this surveillance footage to any media outlets requesting one and are seeking the medias assistance in disseminating the video to the public.  Police are interested in speaking with anyone who may have been in the area of Fyfe Ave and Walter St., at that time who may have witnessed the pair walking.

 

Police are also releasing the following photo of a Bratzbag that is identical to the one that Victoria would have been carrying.

 

At this point in the investigation, police are examining, following up on and exploring all possible leads and have not ruled out any possibilities.  

 

Victorias family have been providing full cooperation with police efforts and the family joins police in appeals to the public to contact police with any information that they may have.

 

At this time, police are conducting organized, systematic ground searches.  Police have received overwhelming support from the public offering assistance in conducting search.  Police are not coordinating any searches involving members of the public at this time.  Should members of the public wish to help they can do so by checking and searching their own residences and properties as well as keeping their eyes open for Victoria during their travels throughout the city.

 

Update 09APR09 Press Release

 

Police are now able to confirm that the young person referred to in the previous Press Release and surveillance video is in fact Victoria Stafford.  

 

Further Description of female with white coat observed on surveillance video:

 

White female 19-25 years old.  Approximately 51 52 and 120-125 lbs.  Straight long black hair past   the shoulders worn in a pony tail.  Female was wearing  tight black jeans and a white puffy winter jacket.  

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oxford Community Police Service at 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

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