Update (February 28): Ridge Meadows RCMP released a new surveillance image found of Atefeh Jadidian with additional details. For more information, see this article.
Original article (February 24):
Police provided an update today about the search for a 40-year-old woman who has gone missing from Maple Ridge.
On February 20, Ridge Meadows RCMP asked for assistance in locating Atefeh Jadidian.
She had been last seen leaving her workplace around 4 p.m. on February 19 in the area of the 22800 block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge.
Since that time, she had not been in contact with any family or friends and did not show up for work on February 20, which was considered behavior out of character for her.
Today (February 24), Ridge Meadows RCMP stated that her white Mazda CX-5 Sport Utility Vehicle was located.
Also, investigators have located video surveillance in the area of 240th Street and Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge that shows her walking in a local business parking lot while wearing a green toque, a puffy grey jacket with a hood, dark pants, and black shoes. She also had a maroon bag over her shoulder and was carrying a black bag.
Jadidian is described as a woman of Middle Eastern descent who is 165 centimetres (five-feet, five-inches) tall and weighs 62 kilograms (137 pounds). She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.
Ridge Meadows RCMP spokesperson Cst. Julie Klaussner told the Georgia Straight that the video footage is from February 19 while her vehicle was located on February 22.
Anyone who has seen or has any information about her whereabouts is asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Anyone who has dashcam video from Dewdney Trunk Road, between 240th Street and 287th Street (Wilson Avenue), between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on February 19 is asked to contact Cpl. Christine Day at 604-467-7604.