Friends and family, along with London police, continue to hold out hope they will locate Shelley Desrochers as they mark the anniversary of her disappearance.

London police Const. Sandasha Bough says, "It's definitely a difficult situation, especially when we have no information in relation to her whereabouts."

It was three years ago on Jan. 2, 2016, that 42-year-old Desrochers was last seen in the Old East Village in the area of Lorne Avenue and English Street.

While there have been reports she was seen a few days later, it was on Jan. 2 that a police officer encountered Desrochers, making that the last confirmed sighting.

She is known to have lived a "high-risk" lifestyle according to police.

Desrochers is described as white, 5’ 2” tall and 130 pounds with hazel eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she had long brown hair.

She has a distinctive walking style, described as being “pigeon-toed,” and has various visible tattoos which include a rose, a heart and a bluebird.

No one has heard from her, and police say there has been no activity in terms of her digital footprint, bank accounts, etc.

While police admit there is a possibility she is deceased, investigators aren't giving up on the search to find out what happened, and bring closure to her family and friends.

The London Police Service tip line is 519-660-5842. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.