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Toronto police appeal for help in case of woman who went missing in 1992

Last Updated Oct 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm EST

Gloria Jean Abotossaway at the age of 18. Toronto police are asking for help after the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation woman went missing in 1992 at the age of 27. Toronto police/Handout.

Toronto police are asking for the public’s help finding a woman who went missing 28 years ago.

Gloria Jean Abotossaway, who police say was also known as Marty, was last seen on February 14, 1992.

Abotossaway, who was 27 at the time, told family members she was going to Moss Park with her boyfriend on the day of her disappearance.

Investigators say she and her boyfriend, who was known as ‘Lenny,’ were going to meet a man named Bob Russo at the park.

Abotossaway, a member of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation, lived at 90 Shuter Street at the time. Police say she left most of her belongings in her apartment, though she did take her birth certificate and status card. Police say her status card is inactive and she hasn’t filed a tax return since at least 2000.

Watch: Police release video appealing for help in Abotossaway’s disappearance


A man named David Marlatt was killed in Abotossaway’s apartment the night she disappeared, say investigators. Police say they spoke to her about the murder and determined she was not involved, though they are working to determine whether her disappearance is connected to the homicide.

Officials say she had a history of going missing but would always return home within a month.

Police have released a video appeal, a photo of Abotossaway from when she was 18-years-old, and two artist’s renditions of what she might look like today at the age of 57.

Abotossaway’s family and police are asking for anyone with information to come forward, and say the missing woman is not in any trouble.