Search continues for missing Vaughan woman

The search continues for a 30-year-old PhD student and community activist missing from Vaughan since May 10.

Zabia Afzal was seen at about 9:40 a.m. that day near Hwy. 400 and Major Mackenzie Drive West. She took an Uber from her workplace in Vaughan to Woodbine Beach in Toronto. She was last traced to near the water where Woodbine Beach meets Ashbridges Bay, a Facebook post suggests. Her phone was found in the area alongside her other belongings, according to media reports.

Toronto Police Service is involved in the search. Many members of the community, as well as her family, have been searching different areas in Toronto and ask you to be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for Afzal. She’s described as 5 feet four inches tall, 128 pounds, with shoulder-length, dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing black pants, a black or navy zippered hooded sweatshirt and a green floral shirt.

Her family has set up social media campaigns for the search on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #FindZabia. They’re also asking people to put up posters around their neighbourhoods.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at


The picture of the poster is from Facebook. 

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