Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Sketch released by police of Tori Stafford suspect


Police have released what they say is a composite image of the woman seen in a video with Tori Stafford, the 8-year-old abducted two weeks ago.

The woman is said to be 19 to 25 years old, around 5-foot-1 and about 125 pounds with long black hair worn in a ponytail.

A news conference has been called for 10 a.m. today in Woodstock.

Oxford Community Police Chief Ron Fraser asked residents to review the image and call them with information.

In a surveillance video recorded near her school the day of the abduction, Tori was last seen walking with the unidentified woman who wore a white puffy winter jacket and tight black jeans.

The OPP was called in to help in the investigation of the girl who has been missing since April 8.

Now armed with more information and an image of the main suspect, police have organized information to be aired Saturday on the TV show America's Most Wanted.

Release of the sketch follows another appeal by the girl's mother to the kidnapper.

"I don't understand, but just let her go. She doesn't deserve this," Tara McDonald said.