The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is appealing for more information into the disappearance of Marie Stuart, who went missing one year ago today.
Stuart, 38, who was five months’ pregnant at the time, was last seen at about 3 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2016.
She had been playing the smartphone game Pokemon Go with her husband, Leslie Schellenberg, when they missed their regular bus to head back home.
They took a different bus, which arrived in front of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre – not far from their home – but went in separate directions when they got off the bus.
Schellenberg was unable to find Stuart and, when she didn’t return to their residence, he called police.
APD Const. Ian MacDonald said that in the year since Stuart’s disappearance, there have been numerous searches of the Mill Lake Park area, both on land and in water.
“There have been a limited number of actual potential sightings, with a far larger number of speculative theories offered,” he said.
MacDonald said major crime unit detectives have investigated all tips, but none have resulted in answers about Stuart’s disappearance.
He said her family and friends continue to “worry incredibly” about her and “maintain hope that she can be found.”
Stuart is 5’ 2” with black hair and glasses. She was last seen wearing a yellow toque and black jacket.
Anyone with information about Stuart is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225, email email@example.com or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.