Still missing

On the off chance that someone who reads this blog has seen this little girl, I’m running her photo along with the polic request for assistance:

Photo: Missing girl Dong-Yue 'Cecila' Zhang.


The Toronto Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public and media in regards to locating a missing 9-year old girl from the area of Don Mills Road and Finch Avenue East.

An amber alert has been issued in regards to the young girl’s disappearance from her residence.

The missing girl has been identified as Dong-Yue (Cecilia) ZHANG a 9-year old grade 4 student at Seneca Hill Public School. Her parents last saw the child when she went to bed on Sunday night (October 19th, 2003). Her disappearance was not noticed until Monday morning shortly before 8:30 A.M.

She is described as; female, Asian, 9 years of age, 4’11”, 70lbs, thin build, shoulder length black hair with blond highlights, brown eyes, wearing unknown clothing.

Anyone with Information is asked to contact 33 Division at (416) 808-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Recommended Reading A website started by her parents where people can send tips anonymously.

An open letter from Cecilia Zhang’s mother.

The Toronto Police Service has posted a CDN$50,000 reward for her safe return.

On Saturday, Cecilia’s story was shown on the television show America’s Most Wanted. It seems to have generated some new leads in the case.

There’s a report that Chinese cultural taboos are hindering the search for Cecilia. “There’s a Chinese saying that says if there is something that has gone wrong, the family doesn’t tell others,” said Ms. Chow [Ms. Chow is a well-known city councillor]. “You protect your own privacy.”

Cecilia’s classmates have decorated her school with a thousand paper cranes, which are Chinese symbols of hope.

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