A Whitby woman was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre this morning after being located with life-threatening injuries in Whitby.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at approximately 10:25 a.m., emergency services responded to a creek in the area of Darren Ave, and Anderson in Whitby where a female in her 50s was located. She had multiple, serious injuries that were consistent with an assault. Region of Durham Paramedic Services transported her to Lakeridge Health Oshawa and Ornge was on stand-by at the Oshawa airport to transport her to a trauma centre.

Officers were able to identify her as a 50-year-old female, who had been reported missing late last night after going for a walk in the area. Officers searched for her overnight, including Air1 and a K-9 team and additional resources were brought in this morning to search the area. Officers involved in that search located her this morning at 10:25 a.m.

An investigation is underway to determine the nature of this assault. Anyone with new information is asked to call Det. Collins at the Central West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1827.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.