Here is the latest update from the Guelph Police on this investigation.http://www.guelphpolice.ca//en/News/index.aspx?newsId=37b0fcd9-ffd5-421c-a480-2ae488ce7894Missing person update - Seble Dietrich Posted on Thursday September 11, 2014
On July 19, 2014 the Guelph Police became involved in a missing person investigation. The police investigation revealed that Seble Dietrich, age 39 left her home on July 10, 2014 in her two door, 1999 red Mercedes SLK. This vehicle was later located at Seble’s place of business in downtown Guelph.
Ms. Dietrich is highly involved in the Ethiopian community and conducted prayer studies from her place of business in downtown Guelph. Ms. Dietrich is known as Mimi within her circle of friends and associates. Ms. Dietrich is known to travel frequently within Canada and her native country of Ethiopia. Seble Dietrich changes her appearance often as she wears different wigs on a regular basis.
Since the onset of this investigation the Guelph Police have assigned a team of investigators who continue to look into the disappearance of Seble Dietrich.
Police have been checking into her background including her involvement with various church organizations, her business Sidamo Café, the Ethiopian Community and any known friends and acquaintances.
Through this investigation police have identified and spoken with many individuals she was involved with. As police speak with these individuals and learn of others she was involved with – police continue to seek out those people. At times, it has been difficult to connect with everyone identified because of language barriers, or geographical barriers. Investigators have communicated with individuals in Canada, Ethiopia, England, and Germany.
Guelph Police have reached out to partners at the Canadian Border Service Agency, US Homeland Security, US Border Security, RCMP, and Interpol for assistance. We have also asked the financial institutions to monitor for any activity on her accounts, as we would for all missing person cases.
Since July 10th, 2014, there has been no known contact from her with family, friends, or associates. It is out of character for her not to communicate with anyone. Investigators continue to be in contact with her family and friends. The immediate family is cooperating. In the interest and protection of the immediate family, we are not prepared to comment further on that.
The team of investigators continues to examine all possibilities surrounding her disappearance.
There is no evidence to date indicating there is a risk to the community in relation to Mimi’s disappearance.
The investigators continue to treat the case as suspicious and ask that if anyone from the public has information to contact Sgt. Tina Ryan at 519-824-1212 ext 7329. (Now heading the investigation as a result of planned personnel changes within the organization.) Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com