Body of missing York University student Zabia Afzal found, police say

June 19, 2018 4:14 pm

The body of a York University PhD student who was missing for more than five weeks has been found, York Regional Police say.


Zabia Afzal, a 30-year-old community activist, was last seen on the morning of May 10 in Vaughan. 


Police said they are not treating her death as suspicious.


Afzal’s body was found by Niagara Regional Police in that force’s “marine boundaries” last Friday, York police said in a news release on Tuesday.


Const. Philip Gavin, spokesperson for the Niagara police, said the body was found in Lake Ontario about 22 kilometres north of the Welland Canal entrance in St. Catharines.


An autopsy confirmed that the remains found are of that Afzal. 


Family members and friends had launched a social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #FindZabia, in the hopes of finding Afzal.


Her brother told CBC Toronto that a funeral is being held on Tuesday. 



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Source: CBC News