On January 21, 2016, the London Police Service was contacted by a citizen with a request to check the welfare of Shelley Joy Desrochers, then 42, because she had not been seen or heard from.
Police were unable to locate her, and a missing-persons investigation was initiated. Since that time, investigators have been searching for her and seeking to uncover the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
Investigative activity has included, but has not been limited to, physical searches of areas of interest, forensic examination of evidence, examinations of her online digital footprint, banking and other records, and interviews of family, friends, associates, and many others who know Shelley or were in contact with her in the time leading up to her disappearance.
The lack of contact with friends and family, along with information gathered during the course of the investigation, indicates a strong likelihood that she is deceased, however investigators are continuing to explore all possibilities.
Investigators determined Shelley was last seen in the area of Lorne Avenue and English Street on January 2, 2016.
Investigators have narrowed the focus of the investigation to her activities in the hours leading up to her disappearance and what occurred after she was last seen.
Police continue to remain in contact with Shelley’s family and recognize that this, the third anniversary of her disappearance, is a very difficult time for them.
This investigation is ongoing and very active, and investigators continue to appeal to members of the public for information about this case. Anyone with information in relation to this matter is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.