Toronto Police Service is still searching for missing AOK woman after 28 years

Left: Gloria Jean Abotossaway at age 18. Right: Gloria Jean Abotossaway in an artist’s rendering at age 57.

Where is ‘Marty’ Abotossaway?

TORONTO – Last week, Toronto Police Service (TPS) put out a new appeal for information about an Aundeck Omni Kaning woman who has been missing for 28 years.

Gloria Jean Abotossaway, who is known as Marty, was last seen on Friday, February 14, 1992. She was 28 years old at the time.

Ms. Abotossaway was residing at 90 Shuter Street at the time of her disappearance and told family members she was going to Moss Park with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend is only known as ‘Lenny,’ and they were apparently going to meet a man called Bob Russo.

Investigators urge anyone with any information about the identities of Lenny or Bob Russo to contact them.

Ms. Abotossaway left behind most of her belongings at her address but she did take her birth certificate and status card with her. Her card has been inactive and she has not filed a tax return since at least 2000.

Her family reported to TPS that Ms. Abotossaway had previously gone missing, but would always return within a month.

On the same night as her disappearance, David Marlatt was killed in Ms. Abotossaway’s apartment. Two men were charged and convicted of his death. TPS reports that officers spoke with Ms. Abotossaway that night and it was determined that she was not involved, but the young woman went missing shortly after. The reason for her disappearance is still unknown but investigators are trying to determine if it was as a result of the homicide.

Ms. Abotossaway is described as 5’2”, 130 lbs., with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Investigators and her family continue to appeal for her safe return. Officers want to stress she is not in any trouble.

A family photo of Ms. Abotossaway from when she was 18 has been released, as well as two artist renditions of what investigators believe she would look like today, aged 57.

Anyone with information about Ms. Abotossaway’s whereabouts, no matter how small, is urged to contact the Toronto Police Missing Persons Unit at 416-808-7411, or by emailing missingpersons@torontopolice.on.ca, the Toronto Police Aboriginal Peace Keeping Unit at 416-808-7046 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.