Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

April 23, 2009 14:48 ET

Hunters' assistance sought in finding missing child

Season opener Monday puts hunters in the field

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor ON, O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.), the largest nonprofit conservation-based hunting and fishing organization in Ontario, is asking its members and all hunters in the field over the next few weeks to aid in the search for Victoria "Tori" Stafford. Tory went missing from the area of Oliver Stephens School in Woodstock on April 8, 2009.

Hunters are well versed with their natural surroundings. With wild turkey season beginning on Monday April 27, 2009, all hunters, particularly those in the Woodstock and surrounding areas of the province, are urged to pay particular attention to anything out of the ordinary, such as ground displacements or depressions; garbage bags; sleeping bags; comforters/blankets; clothing; personal items like a knapsack or anything else that seems out of place.

Victoria is described as 4'5"- 4'6" in height, 62 lbs., with blue eyes and blonde hair, cut just below her ears. She was last known to be wearing a black Hannah Montana jacket with white fur lined hood, a green shirt, purple velvet skirt and may have been carrying a Bratz backpack.

Oxford Community Police have released a composite sketch and description of a person of interest who may have information about Victoria's disappearance. The person is described as a white female, 19-25 years of age, long straight black hair past shoulders, worn in a ponytail, 5'1" - 5'2" in height, 120 -125 lbs., last seen wearing a white puffy winter coat and tight black jeans.

Oxford Community Police are asking the public to report anything found that could be connected to this case. Please call 519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Be advised that it is important NOT to disturb the site of any findings, and to call police immediately.

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 655 member clubs, the O.F.A.H. is the largest nonprofit, charitable, fishing, hunting and conservation-based organization in Ontario, and the voice of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.

/For further information: Lezlie Goodwin
Communications Coordinator
705 748-6324 ext 270
lezlie_goodwin@ofah.org/ IN: ENVIRONMENT, SPORTS, OTHER

Contact Information

  • Greg Farrant, Manager, Government Relations and Communications, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 236
    Secondary Phone: 705-875-0274
    E-mail: greg_farrant@ofah.org