London police say officers have followed up on more than 50 tips in relation to the disappearance of a 42-year-old woman reported missing last month.
Shelley Joy Desrochers (pictured) was first reported missing to police on January 21st, approximately three weeks after she was last seen.
Desrochers was said to have been last seen in the area of Ernest Avenue and Bradley Avenue around 2 p.m. on January 2nd. Police say they embarked on an investigation into her whereabouts.
After investigation, police said they believed Desrochers was actually last seen on foot in the area of Hamilton Road and Rectory Street around 10 a.m. on or about January 5th. Police said investigators became concerned for her welfare after she failed to access a bank account as anticipated on Jan. 29.
Police say members of the Criminal Investigations Division have devoted in excess of 1,000 hours investigating Desrochers’ disappearance.
Information received to this point in the investigation has ranged from tips that suggest Desrochers has met with foul play to others that allege she is actively avoiding being located.
Police stress Desrochers is not currently wanted by police, nor is she the subject of any other investigation that might cause her to be wary of making her whereabouts known and are appealing to the public to report any information.
Desrochers is described as white, five-foot-two, 141 pounds, with straight, long brown hair, a tattoo of a rose on her left upper arm and another of a heart on her right upper arm.
Anyone with information in relation to her whereabouts 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 online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com