Missing woman, 72, known to have connection to Mississauga, police say


Published November 23, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Missing woman, 72, has connection to Mississauga
Lola Watson, 72, went missing near London, Ont. and is known to have connections to Mississauga. (Photo: OPP)

A 72-year-old woman who went missing more than two weeks ago in southwestern Ontario may be in Mississauga or Toronto, provincial police leading the search say.

According to OPP, Lola Watson was last seen on Nov. 8 in Tillsonburg, a town of about 19,000 people located southeast of London.

“Lola has connections to the Mississauga and Toronto areas,” OPP said in a news release on Thursday.

The investigation, which includes the OPP’s Oxford detachment and OPP Crime Unit, is now under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, police said.

Watson is described as Black, about 5-foot-1, 145 pounds, with a medium build, curly dark hair and brown eyes. When last seen, she was wearing a burgundy hat, a green puffer-style Calvin Klein winter coat with fur around the hood, blue jeans and black zipper-style Puma running shoes.

She was carrying a crossbody black Coach purse and black Coach zippered handbag at the time, police note. She was also carrying a pair of purple-and-pink-coloured Under Armour slide-style sandals and a leopard print scarf.

Anyone with information regarding the woman’s whereabouts is urged to call Oxford OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or, for those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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