Body of 30 year old York University Zabia Afzal has been found in Niagara region.There was a rigorous hunt for Zabia Afzal, a Ph.D. student who went missing on May 10.
Zabia Afzal went missing past month after taking an Uber to Woodbine Beach from her workplace near Highway 400 and Major MacKenzie Drive West around 9:40 a.m.
Afzal was last seen in the Ashbridges Bay area an hour later, and her shoes, sweater and other belongings were found on an outcropping of rocks near the water.
Friends and family helped police with the search for Afzal and launched pages on social media to provide information.
York Region police said they got a call from the Niagara Regional Police Service on Friday afternoon about a body that had been found in the water.
An autopsy confirmed the remains belonged to Afzal, and her death doesn’t appear to be suspicious. Investigators do not consider the death as suspicious.
Volunteers searched areas like Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto Islands, and Thorncliffe Park, and set up social media campaigns on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #FindZabia.
A statement on the FB page reads,“The family is deeply appreciative of everyone’s efforts in trying to locate Zabia.”
“You have left an impact on their lives with your enormous show of concern and commitment. Please keep them in your prayers and please respect their need for privacy during this difficult time.”