Ground search planned for missing woman Taneesha Brown in Markham
TORONTO — Police are conducting another ground search in Markham on Saturday for a missing woman not seen since Jan. 12.
Taneesha Brown, 25, left a relative’s home last Tuesday around 10:45 p.m. in the area of McCowan Road and Castlemore Avenue in Markham.
York Regional Police say she told family members she was going outside for fresh air and never returned.
Brown was recorded speaking to a man on surveillance video a short time later near Bur Oak Secondary School but police said the interaction didn’t turn up any clues.
Police said they have already deployed their Marine Unit to search a pond near the school and a helicopter for an air search.
Authorities are asking residents in the area to check backyards, sheds and out buildings for any clues.
A command post will also be set up Saturday at Bur Oak Secondary School located at 933 Bur Oak Avenue.
Brown is described by police as a black woman standing 5’5″ tall, weighing 122 pounds, with black shoulder-length hair and pink highlights.
She was last seen wearing a traditional Muslim outfit consisting of a white, knee-length dashiki, with white pants underneath, a white hijab on her head and carrying a black purse.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.
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