Witness helps Canadian missing girl case
Apr 22,2009 00:00 by UPI

WOODSTOCK, Ontario -- Canadian police in Woodstock, Ontario, said Wednesday a witness helped them create a composite sketch of a woman last seen with a missing 8-year-old girl.

At an Ontario Provincial Police new conference Wednesday, Detective William Renton said he could offer no details about the witness, who saw the woman walking with Victoria Stafford April 8 after the girl completed school, CTV News reported.

A security video shows the woman and girl walking together, but the woman's face is obscured. Based on the video and the witness account, the woman is between 19 and 25 years old, at least 5-foot-1, weighing about 125 pounds, with long dark hair in a ponytail, police said.

Foot searches and dive team sweeps of area waterways have yielded nothing in the past two weeks, the report said. Renton said about 1,200 tips have been received in the disappearance of the girl known as Tori.

Meanwhile, the U.S. television show "America's Most Wanted" has posted information about the case on its Web site, and will be broadcasting a segment about the Stafford case Saturday night, Renton said.

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At an Ontario Provincial Police new conference Wednesday, Detective William Renton said he could offer no details about the witness, who saw the woman walking with Victoria Stafford April 8 after the girl completed school, CTV News reported.

A security video shows the woman and girl walking together, but the woman's face is obscured. Based on the video and the witness account, the woman is between 19 and 25 years old, at least 5-foot-1, weighing about 125 pounds, with long dark hair in a ponytail, police said.

Foot searches and dive team sweeps of area waterways have yielded nothing in the past two weeks, the report said. Renton said about 1,200 tips have been received in the disappearance of the girl known as Tori.

Meanwhile, the U.S. television show "America's Most Wanted" has posted information about the case on its Web site, and will be broadcasting a segment about the Stafford case Saturday night, Renton said.

Copyright © 2009, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.