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Victoria Stafford-Still Missing

The morning of April 08/2009 was the last time Victoria “Tori” Stafford’s family has seen her, and except for the brief video of her released by the police have no idea what has happened to her. In the days and weeks following her abrupt disappearance many different rumours have surfaced, none of them based on fact. This remarkable recreation of the person last seen with Tori still remains the best lead that police have, and they are still actively searching door to door in the area as well as local landfills. Police have also released pictures of a car that was seen in the video and are very interested in speaking with the driver. He may be a very important witness, and does’nt know it.

Police have been able to determine that Victoria and her abductor were last seen crossing Fyfe Ave and entering a parking lot. This would have them walking east away from where the camera captured the images in the video.

As you can see from this picture it is only a 10 minute walk or so from Victoria’s school to her home. What is so baffling is that whomever she is walking with is not showing any sign of hostility or force as they are walking, and changing direction from her normal routine.

Zooming in to the area that they would be heading for, it is apparent that a few different possibilities exist if a vehicle is waiting.  It is unknown the date of this shot from Google maps, but it clearly shows a transport truck parked at a warehouse, and what appears to be a smaller truck behind it. Note that the transport is not at a dock. It is very possible that a vehicle of some sort was in this area the day Tori went missing. I wonder if there were any cameras at this warehouse or business? Norwich Ave (north-south) is a mere 2-3 minutes to the 401, so if a vehicle was involved and waiting then Victoria could have been a long way from home before she was even reported missing.

Please take a good look at this composite drawing of the person believed to be the one walking with Victoria. There have been many comments both in Facebook and other blogs that this looks like Tara Stafford (Tori’s mom), but until proved otherwise let’s ignore that and focus elsewhere. Do you know someone that looks like this and may have been in Woodstock?

Anyone with information is asked to

contact Oxford Community Police at

519-537-2323 or Crime Stoppers at


I am a father of 5 children, and the threat of this happening to one of them is very real, and terrifying. Having the option to have a GPS chip for them (especially my youngest ones) is something I am working very hard to make happen. The technology exists right now and with some careful planning could be in use very rapidly. Tori would be home now, if she had one. Countless other children would be saved, and the people responsible for these crimes off the streets.

It is not someone else’s problem, our children need us to protect them however we can. Enough is Enough.


May 10, 2009, 4:58 AM - Posted by | All News


  1. There is a camera on the corner of the nursing home building pointing toward the entrance of the parking lot. Why has this camera not been mentioned?
    I drive by there all the time, there IS a camera there.


    Comment by Canadiansiren | May 10, 2009, 1:35 PM | Reply

  2. Apparently the camera was installed there after Tori went missing.


    Comment by Sean McAllister | May 10, 2009, 2:17 PM | Reply

  3. Sean, I am not sure where exactly on this site I should leave a comment, but I’ll leave it here. I appreciate your comments at WS. I also agree completely with your post at the other site. I am baffled at the emotional charge contained within the editor’s reaction to straightforward posts.

    I have always enjoyed your articles and this one is no exception. As I’ve told you before, you and your wife are truly warriors in the cause of stopping the abuse to our children. I remain proud to walk the journey with the both of you.


    Comment by Concerned Papa | May 11, 2009, 5:15 AM | Reply

  4. Is that composite above a woman? Might be a young male dressed up to look like a woman to throw off L.E.? Most often, it is a male isn’t it? Rarely (but it does happen) a woman is the kidnapper.

    Concerned Papa AGREED! True WARRIORS for children’s causes. Proud to know this Dynamic Duo!


    Comment by Cares | May 12, 2009, 4:45 AM | Reply

  5. Sean, (my message #4). I think I said that … Cares. I was agreeing with Concerned Papa. I agree, I looked at the video and think it is a female too.

    This is an epidemic. Was it ALWAYS like this? Do we just hear about it more now? But we have had radio and TV for decades. WHAT is going on?

    Parents can hardly take their EYES off their children. They are always out there, always trolling, always circling the boat, always putting themselves where the children are. Very determined and dedicated! It almost seems to be their second JOB – an OBSESSION! I am sure they spend hours studying, learning, improving their tactics, and how to do it BETTER! IF they can’t be CURED – THEN WHY let them back into society?

    Let some Govenors child get kidnapped, we would see how it should be done then! AND no doubt, some new laws would come down – pronto!


    Comment by Cares | May 13, 2009, 1:03 AM | Reply

  6. Might not be the place to post but I did see somewhere Sean talk of GPS for our kids. I’d welcome it. Some feel it’s a terrible invasion of our privacy. I say, so what? What do I have to hide? Who cares if someone could track my outings with my kids? They’d be pretty bored, pretty quick. I cannot wait for this technology to exist, because I’m sure it will someday.

    I am Canadian living in (removed). In Canada, I could not go onto a website that would tell me anything about the sex offenders in my neighborhood. In the States, you can. It’s a great tool, but not near what is needed.

    I maybe way out of line but I would support death penalty for some sex offenders. The violent brutal ones that steal our kids for their one sick purpose. The cases where there is NO DOUBT who did it. They have no place in this world. There’s never been an abuser that’s ever been cured.

    All for it Sean, off to find your petition!


    Comment by pattycake07 | May 14, 2009, 8:44 PM | Reply

  7. One of the accused is asking for his trial to be held somewhere else.


    Can he get a fair trial in Woodstock? My answer is why not? It’s no different than picking a jury anywhere else in Canada. Everyone knows who you are buddy, you goin down.


    Comment by Beast | October 15, 2010, 2:58 PM | Reply

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