Surrey BCMissing Indo-Canadian Woman’s Car Found But Still No Signs Of Her
SURREY – While the vehicle of the missing Indo-Canadian woman has been located by the Surrey RCMP, police say there are still no signs of Sarabjit Johal who went missing on the early morning of Sunday Nov. 28.
The Surrey RCMP had previously requested the public’s assistance in locating her vehicle, a green 1992 Toyota Camry with BC licence plate “094NEA”. The vehicle was located on December 4 in New Westminster.
Police said Johal’s whereabouts are still unknown at this time and they continue to appeal to the public for further information on this matter. Johal, 21, was last seen driving away from her Surrey home at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 in her 1992 Toyota Camry.
The car was discovered late Saturday, Surrey RCMP say, and has now been towed for forensic examination. Johal’s coworkers say her disappearance is very out of character, and her family has put up a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to her whereabouts.
Last week, her husband Malkit Johal told reporters he thought his wife was somewhere in Surrey because she’s not familiar with roads outside of the city. But her employer says she drove from Surrey to her job in Coquitlam in her green car regularly. Her husband told CTV News he realized she was gone when he came home from work early Sunday morning. ”I don’t know why she leave the house,” he said.
His grandmother says the night Sarabjit disappeared she went to get something from her car and said she would be right back. She took her keys and put on a green jacket but never came back. Sarabjit, who works as a cleaner at Chocolate Works in Coquitlam, is described by coworkers as reliable and friendly. Anyone with information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
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Police locate car of missing Surrey woman
By Cheryl Chan, The Province December 6, 2010
Police have found a car belonging to a missing Surrey woman who vanished over a week ago.
Sarabjit Johal, 21, was last spotted on Nov. 28 leaving her house in a green 1992 Toyota Camry with B.C. licence plate 094 NEA.
The car was found Saturday evening in a neighbouring community, said Const. Peter Neily of Surrey RCMP.
“It’s an important step in the investigation,” said Neily of the recovered car.
“Obviously our hope was to locate the vehicle with Ms. Johal safe and sound inside of it, but we’re not able to do that.”
Neily said investigators have thoroughly examined the car for forensic evidence. The results will not be released because of the ongoing investigation.
Johal, a newlywed who lives in a house near 126th Street and 91A Avenue wth her husband, was last seen wearing a pink T-shirt, green jacket, and white pyjama bottoms.
Her family said it is out of character for her to go missing.
It is offering a $10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
RCMPUpdate - Missing woman investigation
File # 2010-157121
2010-12-01 08:25 PST
The Surrey RCMP investigation into the missing 21 year old Surrey woman, Sarabjit JOHAL, is continuing. The Surrey RCMP wish to alert the public as to the type of vehicle driven by Ms. JOHAL as it has not yet been recovered.
Photos of a 1992 Toyota Camry similar to that driven by Ms. JOHAL are attached. These are not photos of Ms. JOHAL’s vehicle, but are the same model and make. Ms. JOHAL’s 1992 Toyota Camry is green in colour and has BC licence plate "094NEA".
Should you have any information concerning Ms. JOHAL or her whereabouts, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or your local police.
$10,000 reward in newlywed's disappearance
Date: Friday Dec. 3, 2010 12:59 PM PT
The family of a missing Surrey, B.C., newlywed is putting up a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to her whereabouts.
Sarabjit Johal, 21, was last seen driving away from her home at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday in her 1992 Toyota Camry. Her family and coworkers say her disappearance is very out of character.
Her husband, Malkit Johal, told CTV News he realized she was gone when he came home from work early Sunday morning.
"I don't know why she leave the house," he said.
His grandmother says the night Sarabjit disappeared she went to get something from her car and said she would be right back. She took her keys and put on a green jacket but never came back.
A neighbour, Cory, says he told police about a car he heard early Sunday morning making a lot of noise.
"At first I thought an alarm was going off. I wasn't sure what was going on. It sounded like he was peeling off, just taking off, laying on the horn at someone," he said.
Sarabjit, who works as a cleaner at Chocolate Works in Coquitlam, is described by coworkers as reliable and friendly.
Her boss, Ingrid Sheere, said one of her family members called to see if she had arrived for work on Monday morning. She hadn't.
"She was super reliable, always on time," she said. "When she left on Friday, she was happy as always and wished us a good weekend."
Earlier this week, her husband told reporters he thought his wife was somewhere in Surrey because she's not familiar with roads outside of the city. But her employer says she drove from Surrey to her job in Coquitlam in her green car regularly.
On Thursday, the husband's family repeatedly denied to give interviews to reporters. They said Sarabjit's husband couldn't speak because he was in bed with a fever.
The RCMP has interviewed Malkit Johal several times. They summoned the missing woman's sister, Narinder, to RCMP headquarters for questioning Thursday.
Const. Peter Neily says finding the newlywed's missing car is a priority.
"It is going to be a starting point that we believe she left in the car, therefore we think the car would be associated to her. So hopefully if we find the car we'll find her," he said.
The couple has been married less than a year. Sarbjit came to Canada three years ago and her husband a year later. It is an arranged marriage.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Lisa Rossington
Newlywed pleads for help finding missing B.C. woman
Date: Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 5:47 PM PT
The husband of a missing Surrey, B.C., woman is asking for the public's help to find his new bride, who disappeared over the weekend.
Sarbjit Johal, 21, was last seen at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday as she drove away from her home in the area of 126 Street and 91a Avenue. Police say family members reported her driving away in her car, a green 1992 Toyota Camry with the licence plate 094NEA.
Her husband Malkit returned from work to find her gone.
"I don't know why she left the house," he told CTV News. "We didn't find any clues."
Sarabjit and Malkit are newlyweds -- they honeymooned in Whistler in March.
"Everything was going well," Malkit said.
He says his wife's disappearance is totally out of character, and he hasn't had any phone calls from her.
"It's the first time she left the house," he said. "She left the phone in the house -- I don't know where she went."
Now members of the family are papering the neighbourhood with posters of the missing woman, who is described as 5-6 tall, 146 pounds, with long brown hair usually tied in a ponytail. Sarabjit, who is of South Asian descent, was last seen wearing a pink t-shirt, green jacket and white pajama bottoms.
Surrey RCMP say they are actively investigating the disappearance, but won't divulge any theories about where she has gone -- or why.
"To get into specific details about this one, I don't really want to do that at this time. I don't want to compromise any ongoing investigation," Const. Peter Neily said.
"For someone to leave at that time of the morning out of character, that does cause us concern as police. It also causes her family concern."
Sarabjit's family and police are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Surrey RCMP.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Shannon Paterson
Public assistance to locate missing woman
File # 2010-157121
2010-11-29 09:53 PST
The Surrey RCMP are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing Surrey woman, 21 year old Sarabjit JOHAL.
Sarabjit JOHAL was last seen on November 28 at approximately 3:30am, leaving her residence in the area of 126 Street and 91a Avenue in Surrey, BC. She was seen leaving in her vehicle, a 1992 Toyota Camry, green in colour, with BC licence plate "094NEA". Ms. JOHAL’s family are concerned for her well being as it is very out of character for her to be missing.
Ms. JOHAL is described as follows:
-5'6" tall, 146 pounds
-South Asian descent
-Long brown hair likely tied back in a ponytail
-Wearing a pink t-shirt, green jacket, and white pajama bottoms with green shading.
Should you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Ms. JOHAL or her vehicle, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or your local police.