More than a year after she went missing, police continue to investigate the disappearance of 27-year-old Julia Stroback, who was last seen in Courtenay Oct. 31, 2013.
Investigators confirmed the last sighting of Stroback was in the 1000 block of Braidwood Road in the early evening hours.
Police note they are gravely concerned for her well-being as she has been out of contact with family and friends for a year.
They add it is out of character for Stroback to be out of contact for so long, especially with her three-year-old son who lives with relatives.
In a release, Comox Valley RCMP explained officers with the General Investigation Section have spoken to a number of people in their efforts to gain information.
Investigators believe there are additional friends and associates with information about Stroback’s movements in the time leading up to her disappearance who have yet to speak with police.
They add there is information to suggest some of these potential witnesses now reside in the Central Interior and Okanagan areas.
“Julia’s family, friends and particularly her three-year-old son deserve answers about what has happened to Julia,” said Tim Walton, officer in charge of the Comox Valley RCMP.
“Despite the best efforts of our investigators over the last year, we have been unable to bring them solid information.
“We are appealing to anyone with information about Julia’s movements and activities in the days and weeks leading up to Oct. 31, 2013 to get in touch with us immediately.”
Police add while investigators have significant concerns about her well being, they have not found any definitive evidence to suggest foul play is involved.
Anyone with information is urged to call Const. Jonathan Grabb of the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Comox Valley RCMP is also seeking the public’s assistance in locating Kathryn White who has been missing since noon, Oct. 28.
White was last seen by the staff at St. Joseph’s General Hospital where she was receiving medical treatment, and walked away.
White was last known to be residing in the Nanaimo area.
Anyone with information or who has seen White is asked to contact their nearest police station.