Manitoba RCMP is warning the public of a suspect still at large for the abduction of a 16-year-old girl.
RCMP received an emergency call from a homeowner on June 23 at 7:20 a.m. stating that a girl in her mid-teens was injured and at their house. They also reported that the girl may have been a victim of abduction.
Officers from Steinbach and St-Pierre-Jolys immediately responded to the call, along with Police Dog Services to begin a preliminary investigation.
It has been determined that the victim was walking her dog along Ste Annes Road, southeast of Landmark, Manitoba when a pick-up truck with a male driver stopped to ask her if she needed a ride. After she declined, the driver forced the victim into the truck.
The victim managed to escape from the vehicle when it slowed while approaching a dead-end on road 45 North, around 4 kilometers east of Landmark. After escaping, she was able to reach the nearest residence, where the police were called.
Despite extensive patrols, the vehicle and suspect were not located. The victim, in the course of the abduction, sustained minor injuries.
The driver is described as a clean-cut male around 5'8" with a medium build and a light brown complexion. He is around 18 to 22 years old with short black hair and a round face.
The truck is described as an older model black four-door pick-up truck. The exterior of the vehicle was dusty and perhaps repainted. No license plate information is available.
Sgt. Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP says that the situation is being investigated by the authorities. “This is an extremely serious situation but we want to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to track down the suspect... We are asking anyone who may have noticed a suspicious vehicle and driver in the area that matches the description provided to immediately contact police.”
The investigation is being aided by Major Crime Services.
At 7:20 am yesterday, a 16yo female was the victim of an abduction on Rd 30N when a 18-22yo male in a black pick-up truck stopped, asked if she wanted a ride & then forced her into the vehicle. The victim managed to escape on Rd 45N, approx 4km E of Landmark. #rcmpmb— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) June 24, 2019
The suspect is described as a clean-cut, 18-22 yo male, approx 5’8” w medium build, light-brown complexion, short black hair & a round face. Truck is a black 4 door pick-up, older model w dusty exterior & possibly repainted. Call St-Pierre-Jolys #rcmpmb @ 204-433-7433 w tips— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) June 24, 2019