Eduardo Balaqui's family is pleading with the public, asking for help bringing their father home.

In 2018, police began investigating the disappearance of a Winnipeg man on June 4, 2018. To date, he has not yet been found.

Police say Balaqui arrived to work at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the 300 block of Keewatin Street. Police believe that upon arrival, he was the victim of crime.

 “Eduardo was an extremely hard worker and a family man. His family is desperately searching for answers. His family wants and deserves answers – as does our entire community,"  Sergeant Wade McDonald of the Homicide Unit says.

The Winnipeg Police Service's  Homicide Unit is investigating the disappearance but Balaqui's family has not lost hope.

“It’s been a long and difficult two years. Our only wish is for our dad to walk through our doors and finally say, ‘I’m home.’ It’s never too late to do the right thing, if you have any information, please help us bring him home,' the family says in a statement.

At the time of his disappearance, Balaqui was wearing a black zip-up sweater, black pants, and black shoes. He has back/brown hair and brown eyes. Balaqui is 5’4” tall and approximately 155 lbs.

Balqui was 59 and would now be 61 years old.

A blue 2010-2015 Ford Escape SE is believed to be involved in his disappearance. Investigators believe the vehicle was in the area at the time of Balaqui's disappearance and drove to Arborg soon afterwards. Police believe evidence may still be in the region between Arborg and Winnipeg.


If you think you recognize this vehicle or have information, please contact the Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers," McDonald says. "We’ve taken important steps forward with this investigation, but we appeal to the community to help us close this case for Eduardo’s family – for the community. We need your help.”

Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).