January 22, 2016 11:58 am
Updated: January 22, 2016 6:17 pm

Ground search planned for missing woman Taneesha Brown in Markham

WATCH ABOVE: Taneesha Brown's family says they know she's out there somewhere and are asking her to get in touch with them. Mark Carcasole reports.


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.

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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.

READ MORE: Police identify man in video speaking with missing Markham woman

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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