Police hunting for back seat of car in Tori Stafford case - Metro US

Police hunting for back seat of car in Tori Stafford case

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – As police in southern Ontario head into their fifth day of searching for the remains of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford, investigators are making an appeal for people to be on the lookout for a discarded car seat.

Police have been asking for tips from anyone in Woodstock or Guelph who may have seen a blue 2003 four-door Honda with black spray paint over portions on April 8 – the day the girl better known as Tori went missing.

Investigators are asking people in Woodstock, Guelph and surrounding areas to check their properties for the car’s entire back seat, described as grey and made of cloth, and report it to police immediately.

Officers have been combing rural areas north of Guelph, about an hour outside Woodstock, with the help of the woman accused in Tori’s case.

A court order allowing the woman to assist investigators in the field expires Sunday.

Michael Rafferty, 28, is charged with first-degree murder and abduction while Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, is charged with abduction and being an accessory.

The woman’s lawyer has said her client is doing her best to remember what she can to help police but the weather changes and the foliage changes since April 8 are making it difficult.

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