Toronto police find unidentified body in search for missing woman on East York trail

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Toronto police find unidentified body in search for missing woman on East York trail


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.

Police are searching for 45-year-old Stella Wong who was last seen on Crothers Woods Trail in East York, south of Eglinton Ave. E. and Laird Dr., on Sunday evening.
Police are searching for 45-year-old Stella Wong who was last seen on Crothers Woods Trail in East York, south of Eglinton Ave. E. and Laird Dr., on Sunday evening.  (Toronto Police Service)

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





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