UPDATE: Police say the woman had been safely located. More to come. 


The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 63-year-old female who they say was abducted in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 4.

Sandra McLaughlin is diagnosed with dementia according to the WPS.

Police say that she was abducted in her blue 2012 Jeep Patriot bearing MB licence plate KXR 852 in the Unicity area of the city. The Jeep has a dent in the driver’s side door by the handle and rust on the tire rims. It also have partial “Class A” service decals on it.

Police say the vehicle had been temporarily parked at a gas station in the 3600 block of Portage Avenue when a male suspect approached the vehicle and stole it. It has been reported that Sandra McLaughlin was in the rear of the Jeep at the time, and it was last seen westbound on Portage Avenue towards the Perimeter Highway.

McLaughlin is described as female, 5’ 7” in height, slightly heavier build, long black and white hair wearing a grey hoodie.

The male suspect is described as 6’0”, dark hair, wearing a grey jacket, dark colored shorts, hoodie with white writing, sandals and white gloves.

The Winnipeg Police Service activates a silver alert when a vulnerable adult person is reported as missing.

The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for McLaughlin’s well-being and is asking anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.