ORANGEVILLE, ON, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - On August 30, 2010 Orangeville Police Service officers began an investigation into the disappearance of 42 year old Sonia VARASCHIN of Orangeville. She had failed to show up to work as expected that day.

Sonia VARASCHIN's white Toyota Corolla had been found parked in an alley way near Broadway Street at approximately 10 AM that morning. Officers saw what appeared to be blood on her car and at her Spring Street residence.

Sonia VARASCHIN is described as being approximately 5'1" tall, 125 lbs, brown hair with lighter coloured streaks. A photograph of Sonia VARASCHIN is attached to this release (http://files.newswire.ca/156/PA200086.JPG).

The Orangeville Police Service is working in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) under the direction of Detective Inspector Mark Pritchard.

A dedicated tip line has been set up at the Orangeville Police Service at (519) 941-2522, extension 2211. Additionally, information about this case can be found on the Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Branch unsolved cases website at OPP.ca. Tips can be emailed to police from that website. The public can also make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Police are concerned for her well-being and are urging anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Sonia VARASCHIN to contact the Orangeville Police Service at (519) 941-2522 or their closest police service.

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: For further information: Constable Jonathan Beckett, Media Relations Officer, Caledon Detachment, Phone: 905-317-1588, www.opp.ca

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