It is now one week since a woman vanished in North Vancouver, and investigators are renewing their call for help in solving the mystery of her disappearance.
Today (March 5), North Vancouver RCMP issued a second request for help from the public in the search for 35-year-old Fatemeh Abdolali. Police originally asked on February 27 for assistance in locating her.
She was last seen near Marine Drive and Capilano Drive in North Vancouver around 12:20 p.m. on February 26.
Shortly after she was reported missing, her purse containing her identification was found in the area of Heywood Park near Marine Drive and MacKay Avenue.
Investigators have collected surveillance footage from the area, conducted extensive searches of the surrounding area, and completed several investigational procedures in their attempt to locate her.
She is described as having long dark hair and brown eyes, and is 160 centimetres (five-feet, three-inches) tall. She is of Iranian descent and speaks Farsi.
She was last seen wearing a light pink sweater and grey/white walking shoes, and was carrying a black shopping bag.
North Vancouver spokesperson Sgt. Peter DeVries stated in a news release that investigators haven’t found any indications that foul play is involved so far.
Anyone in the area of Heywood Park around noon on February 26, or along Marine Drive between Capilano Road and MacLay Avenue, and who remembers seeing anyone matching the description of Abdolali is asked to contact North Vancouver RCMP’s missing person unit at 604-985-1311.
Anyone who sees someone who they believe is Abdolali is asked to immediately call 911.