Help Find Heidi

By Kevin Masterman, Toronto Police Service Published: 1:02 p.m. December 1, 2014
Updated: 3:52 p.m. December 1, 2014

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance locating a woman who has been missing since November 18.

A man stands beside a TV monitor with a close up photo of a woman on it
Frank Grotsch, is appealing to the public for help finding his sister, Heidi Grotsch, 40

Heidi Grotsch, 40, did not show up for work on November 24 after a planned vacation.

At a press conference at police headquarters on December 1,  14 Division Detective Jessica McInnis said Grotsch had booked a vacation to Montreal by VIA Rail during the week of her disappearance.

“She possibly made a change of plans and was vacationing with a male,” said McInnis. “We don’t know where they were planning on going and when she changed plans.”

McInnis said Montreal Police are also assisting with the investigation.

The youngest of four children, Grotsch – who lived alone and works in sales and marketing in downtown Toronto – recently lost her father and her dog, who she was forced to put down.

Detective Jessica McInnis and Frank Grotsch, talk to the media on the disappearance of Heidi Grotsch

“We don’t know if that has anything to do with her disappearance,” said Grotsch’s brother – Frank Grotsch – who attended the press conference. “We are very concerned about her whereabouts and are asking for the public’s help in trying to locate her.”

Grotsch said his family became concerned after she did not show up for work last week.

“She would normally call our mom on Wednesdays,” added Grotsch. “When she didn’t call my mom last week, we really became worried. She had never done something like this before.”

Grotsch said his sister is a private person who enjoys the outdoors.

“She likes to go for walks and ride her bicycle,” he added.

Anyone with information can call 14 Division at (416) 808-1400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave a Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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