Toronto police have found an unidentified body while conducting a high-level search, with the help of drones and the canine unit, for a missing 45-year-old woman last seen Sunday evening in a wooded area in East York.
Toronto Star photographer Andrew Wallace reported that police and forensics are on the scene Monday.
Stella Wong was last seen while hiking with a friend on Crothers Woods Trail near Redway Rd., south of Eglinton Ave. E. and Laird Dr. at 7 p.m. Douglas-Cook said Wong’s friend was the last person to see her and reported her missing.
“A Level 3 search is the highest level of concern. We have brought in additional officers and resources to the area,” Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said before news of the body’s discovery.
Wong is 5-foot-5, has a slim build, and was last seen wearing a purple coat, black leggings and brown boots.
“We’re concerned for her safety, because it’s cold out and she was last spotted in a wooded area at night,” Douglas-Cook said earlier in the morning.
Temperatures fell to a low of -4 C overnight.
Claire Floody is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @claire_floody