Victoria "Tori" Stafford
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2...65651-sun.htmlOntario - LONDON -- A search is under way for a missing eight-year-old Woodstock girl who never returned home from school Wednesday.
Victoria "Tori" Stafford was last seen around 3:40 p.m. leaving Oliver Stephens school on Fyfe Avenue — where she's a Grade 3 pupil — headed for her Francis Street home a few blocks away.
"Of course, our big concern is her age and we're encouraging the public to keep an eye open for her," said Const. Laurie-Anne Maitland.
Police officers and a canine unit have been searching the area around the school and in town throughout the night.
A meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to discuss further search efforts after offers came from the public, including companies, to join the search effort.
"Although it hasn't been ruled out, we have no reasons to suspect foul play at this time," said Maitland, adding she was unaware of any conflicts at the girl's school or home that might have prompted her to run away.
Tori is described as four feet five inches tall, 62 pounds with blonde hair cut just below her ears and blue eyes. She was wearing a green shirt, black velvet skirt and black-and-white shoes, a black hair band and a black Hannah Montana jacket with white fur trim and possibly carrying a pink-and-purple Bratz backpack.