WOODSTOCK, Ont. — The parents of Victoria Stafford are planning a memorial service for their murdered daughter.

Rodney Stafford and Tara McDonald had refused to plan a service until police combing rural areas of southwestern Ontario had found the eight-year-old’s body

But on Friday, Stafford and McDonald met with a pastor.


Stafford says police have told him they may never find his daughter, but he says without actually seeing his daughter he “won’t be able to lay it to rest.”

Police are into their 11th day of searching and are scouring ditches, roadways and woodlots near Fergus, Ont.

They also spent all day Friday searching the home of Terri-Lynne McClintic, one of two people charged with first-degree murder in the girl’s death.

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