April 10th, 2009, 11:16 AM
She went missing Wednesday, April 8, 2009 around 3:30pm from Woodstock Ontario. She is a thin blond-haired eight year old that was last seen wearing a black Hannah Montana Jacket with a white fur-lined hood, a green shirt/sweater with pink lettering, a denim skirt, black leotards and black shoes. Her name is Victoria (Tori).
There is a video that shows her walking with a woman. There is a facebook group that has been started for her called Help Find Victoria Stafford.
What really upsets me is that they have not issued an Amber Alert.
I'm praying for her safe return.
April 10th, 2009, 11:22 AM
:pray: Get home safe little one and please fight, fight, fight to get away.
My thoughts and prayers to the family and this little girl. God Bless you all.
Why no damn Amber Alert???? What the heck.
April 10th, 2009, 11:26 AM
This is the info on facebook. The police have not yet issued an amber alert, as there is no sign of abduction. However, police dogs were brought out yesterday, and the local authorities have been working diligently to find her.
But they have video showing her walking away with a woman. It looks like she knows her.
April 10th, 2009, 12:32 PM
My prayers are with her family. Parents must teach their children to be street wise. Never get in the car or walk away with even someone they know. (Unless previously arranged by parents) They should scream and kick and make a scene. Many years ago my 5 year old son walked out of his nursery school and was walking alone on a busy street. No one noticed him missing? A nice family picked him up and brought him home, (since he remembered his address), but I was not there. So he told them where our neighbor lived, two doors down. They dropped him off there. This story could have had a sad ending.
April 10th, 2009, 02:34 PM
I hope they find her soon. :pray: :fingerscr :goodvibes: :fingerscr :goodvibes:
April 10th, 2009, 04:03 PM
I saw her on the news yesterday,a beautiful little girl...her parents must be going through terrible anguish,I :pray:she is safe and will soon be found:pray:
April 10th, 2009, 08:11 PM
:pray: I am praying that this little girl is found safe and returned to her parents.
But....there are some odd facts about this....why no Amber Alert....it's been a couple of days since she disappeared. Also, the video (which I haven't seen apparently shows her walking with someone, no stress, no fear.....so what's up with that?????
Something just isn't right..... :shrug:
April 10th, 2009, 08:35 PM
I agree, something doesn't seem right. Even though the video is a bit blurry that little girl is walking right along with her like she knows her. I live just a few blocks from the missing girl and there have been police everywhere. I just don't understand about the Amber Alert, it should have been done when she first went missing.
April 10th, 2009, 08:40 PM
I heard about her on the London country station Wed as was surprised there was no amber alert.
April 10th, 2009, 08:51 PM
A parent's worst nightmare. I can't imagine what they are going through. Apparently there are so many people calling to volunteer to help that the police have asked people to stop calling. I pray she is returned home safely.
April 10th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Prayers said for her safe return.
April 11th, 2009, 08:03 AM
Praying for the safe return of that little girl:pray:
April 11th, 2009, 09:15 AM
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family.:pray:
Id like to add to this for prayers as well for a 15yr old missing from my neck of the woods.
This story hasnt been picked up by the media as much as "Tori" has but thought it would be good to get it out as well.
Georgina girl missing since March
Georgina April 09, 2009 12:16 PM
York Regional Police need your help finding a missing 15-year-old Georgina girl.
Alyssa Hartsink was last seen March 27 at about 7 p.m. when she left her home to go to a convenience store in the Woodbine and Glenwoods avenues area of town, police said.
Alyssa is Caucasian, five feet, five inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has a slender build. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black Baby Phat winter jacket, red sweater, black tearaway pants with a red and white stripe and a red baseball cap.
:pray::pray: for her safe return as well.
April 11th, 2009, 09:57 AM
I pray that both these girls are found safe and return to their families. I was out walking the dogs lastnight and have never seen so many police officers. They are walking through empty lots, checking bushes and talking with alot of people.
April 12th, 2009, 09:12 PM
A candlelight Vigil was being held at 8pm tonight and is still going. They are trying to keep it up until 2am. Here are some pics.
April 12th, 2009, 09:37 PM
I do pray they find both these girls and get them home to their loved ones.
And all who are missing and haven't been found.
April 12th, 2009, 11:18 PM
I too pray for both these little girls...and the others out there who aren't home in their beds tonight. :sad:
As for Tori...I hate to say it, but I too sense something "fishy" about it...I guess I have seen too many stories like this one over the years...all with the same outcome involing the same people just different names...I am not going to elaborate as I know it is innappropriate and it is a time for prayer :pray: , not pointing fingers...
April 13th, 2009, 07:15 AM
:pray: for both these girl's safe return.
As for walking arm in arm, we don't know what has been said to the child or if this is even the missing child.
May 20th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Just heard this on LCN (french)
Little Victoria is dead.A man is under arrest,accused of murder and a woman too for helping the man.
Rest in peace little angel...:cry:
May 20th, 2009, 10:13 AM
This was in the Star today...
May 20th, 2009, 10:22 AM
May 20th, 2009, 11:01 AM
What terribly tragic news.
An innocent child's life is taken by monsters...these despicable people don't deserve to live.
Rest in peace sweet Victoria, go with God :candle:.
May 20th, 2009, 11:17 AM
Very, very sad. I can't imagine the stress the parents must have been going through.
May 20th, 2009, 11:22 AM
I can't believe what has happened. I live 3 blocks from the girl that abducted Tori and walked my dogs by there everyday. My heart goes out to the family. I just feel so sick that his could happen here. This is from the woodstock paper.
WOODSTOCK — Charges have been laid in the abduction and murder of eight-year-old Victoria “Tori” Stafford.
Two accused made brief court appearances in a Woodstock court this morning to be arraigned on charges relating to the police investigation that started when Stafford was reported missing on April 8.
Terri-Lynn McClintic, 18, is charged with abducting Stafford from her parents Tara McDonald and Rodney Stafford. She was also read charges of assisting Michael Thomas C. S. Rafferty in escaping the area.
Rafferty, 28, was also read charges of having abducted Stafford, and then, in Woodstock and elsewhere in Ontario, having murdered her. McClintic was read a third charge of having been an accessory to murder after the fact.
Security at the Oxford County Court House was high for the accused’s first appearance, as all members of the public entering the courtroom were searched with a metal detector. McClintic was read her charges first, appearing in the basement courtroom dressed all in black with her hair in braids. She remained composed as her charges were read.
Rafferty was visibly upset as he entered the courtroom, exchanging glances with his mother who was seated in the front row. Prior to the arrival of the justice of the peace, Rafferty broke down and began crying.
When he stood to have his charges read and was asked if he understood his charges, he said “yes” through tears.
McClintic is listed as a resident of Wilson Street, where a couple of Oxford Community Police Service cruisers were standing guard Wednesday. Rafferty is listed as a resident of Tennyson Street.
Both have been remanded in custody for a video appearance in Woodstock court on Thursday May 28. While McClintic was escorted out of the Oxford County Court House almost immediately, Rafferty was held in the building for several more hours as media continued to gather outside the prisoner-transfer area.
Neither has counsel and their application for legal aid is one of the reasons why the case has been held over.
May 20th, 2009, 11:24 AM
Oh no, no, no, no.
May 20th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Like so many other abductions this one has ended sadly. My heart goes out to Tori's family in their time of grief. The Lord has Tori safely in his/her arms today.:angel2: Patti
May 20th, 2009, 12:41 PM
This is just awful :yell::yell::yell: How can this happen in this day and age??? There is not enough punishment for people who do this to the victims and their families. :cry::cry:
Poor sweet girl. :rip::angel2:
DM, any (good) news on Alyssa?
May 20th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Omg..I was sooo hoping for a different outcome!!! I am sooo very sorry To Tori's family. My heart goes out to them. Was hoping for soo much better
May 20th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Poor little girl:cry:can't really say anything else:cry:
May 20th, 2009, 08:58 PM
I just read the article.so sad and tragic.
May 20th, 2009, 09:32 PM
There've been a rash of these lately. Quite a few in the states in the past few months, too. :sad: I can't imagine the hell the parents must be going through... :cry:
May 20th, 2009, 09:43 PM
It makes me think of the Holmolka situation with a woman luring the girl along.
It's sickening, it puts terror in my heart that this can happen to our children. My heart goes out to any family that is missing someone, it's unimaginable.
May 20th, 2009, 09:46 PM
This outcome broke my heart this morning. Poor little girl and her family. I cannot even begin to contemplate the evil horror of some people. may she RIP and her family be comforted by the love and memories that came before.