LONDON, ON (January 2, 2018) – Investigators will once again be hitting the streets of London, armed with posters in a blitz to garner additional information in the ongoing search for Shelley Joy Desrochers.
It was two years ago that Desrochers, 43, was last seen in downtown London. While there have been reports she was seen a few days later, it was January 2, 2016, that a police officer encountered Desrochers, making that the last confirmed sighting.
“We have received more than 180 tips to date and there have been more than 600 investigative actions taken,” explained Det/Sgt. Alex Krygsman. “We are hopeful that with the passage of time, someone will come forward with information that will help us bring Shelley home to her family and friends.”
Shelley was reported missing to police on the afternoon of January 21, 2016. Officers immediately started the search and the investigation was turned over to the London Police Service’s Missing Person Coordinator the next day. After five days, with no solid leads, it was assigned to Major Crime Section and it has been a very active investigation since.
Shelley was well known and liked by many people in the community. She is described as Caucasian, 5’ 2” and 130lbs with hazel eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she had long brown hair. She has a distinctive walking style, described as being “pigeon-toed,” and has various visible tattoos which include a rose, a heart and a bluebird. She was known to struggle with addiction and lived a high-risk lifestyle, leaving investigators very concerned about her wellbeing.
The London Police Service tip line is (519) 660-5842 or anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.londoncrimestoppers.com.