York Regional Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a PhD student who has been missing for four days.
Zabia Afzal, 30, was last seen this past Thursday, May 10, around 9:40 am in the area of Highway 400 and Major Mackenzie Drive West.
Following Afzal’s disappearance, the Toronto Police have begun conducting ground and water searches and the York Regional Police helicopter Air2 has also been deployed.
Zabia AFZAL 30 yrs missing from the Vaughan area. Possibly in the Toronto area. Pls call 4cib if you see Zabia. pic.twitter.com/SI3fZ6kf4S
— York Regional Police (@YRP) May 11, 2018
Over the weekend, volunteers placed posters across the city and searched various public parks and spaces including Thorncliffe Park, Centre Island, Scarborough Bluffs, High Park and other areas of Toronto and North York.
Thank-you to all who helped us search Centre Island yesterday to #FindZabia on #MothersDay.
For any sightings Please call @YRP at 1-866-876-5423 ex. 7441 pic.twitter.com/H6SmLmGQ1x
— #FindZabia (@FindZabia) May 14, 2018
Afzal is described as five-foot-four with shoulder-length, dark-brown hair. She was last seen wearing black pants, a black hoodie and a green floral shirt.
Afzal’s family and investigators are asking anyone with information on Afzal’s whereabouts to contact York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips