Two local citizens are inviting people to attend an event at Heywood Park to bring attention to the woman missing from North Vancouver.
Sheila McFarland and Anne Gavin are inviting the community join them today, Wednesday, March 10, at 2 pm at the parking lot of Heywood Park.
The missing person advocates will discuss further flyer dissemination as well as ideas to bring more attention to Fatemeh being missing.
Fatemeh Abdolali was last seen at 12:20 p.m. on Feb. 26, near Marine Drive and Capilano Road.
Items belonging to her were located in the area of Heywood Park, near Marine Dr. and MacKay Ave., shortly after she was reported missing.
“Yesterday was even sadder since despite hope against hope, as she did not start as scheduled her new research position at UBC,” advocates noted.
Fatemeh was the top PhD student from Iran in her year, and has dedicated her career to cancer imaging.
She has no family in Canada.
Police, family and friends are concerned for her health and wellbeing.
“Please share her photo and be on the lookout for her, plus check if you have dash cam footage from Feb 26 Marine Drive area between Capilano and MacKay,” the advocates urge.
Fatemeh is petite at 5’3” with long dark hair, brown eyes, pierced ears and a Persian accent.
If you see her, you can take a discreet photo for verification purposes, note key details and phone 911, or call crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.