By Mercury staff
GUELPH (Ontario Canada) — Guelph Police have charged a 43-year-old Guelph man with the first degree murder of Seble “Mimi” Dietrich.
Dietrich was reported missing to Guelph Police on July 19, 2014. She was last seen on July 10, 2014.
Her disappearance was treated as suspicious at the time and a team of detectives was assigned to the case.
According to a press release issued late Tuesday, police charged the man with murder on June 9. He was also charged with obstruct police in relation to the investigation, the release states.
Dietrich was 39 and had three children. She ran an Ethiopian coffee shop and had a web-based talk show.
She was a native of Ethiopia and had reportedly just returned from a trip there when she went missing. She had lived in Guelph for just four years.
She was active in the Ethiopian community and belonged to an Ethiopian church in Kitchener. That group held a rally for her a few months after her disappearance to draw awareness of the issue and to encourage police to “do more.”
Police are still seeking information about the case. Contact Sgt. Tina Ryan at 519-824-1212 ext 7329 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.