Missing & Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls
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Ashley Geddes was three years older than her sister, Amber Guiboche.

She says they were inseparable since the day Amber was born.

“We did everything together,” Geddes says with a smile that you could see even through her eyes.

The pair often played tricks on people.

Their favorite prank was popping balloons during family celebrations.

“When there was birthday parties, we used to run around and take a knife and pop every single one of them when my mom was sleeping,” she said, adding they would hide and wait for their mom to start yelling.

“We used to make her so mad, and we would giggle about it for days.”

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) says Guiboche was last seen in Winnipeg’s William Avenue and Isabel Street area, getting into an older red, possibly Chevrolet truck with bench seats.

Nearly four years later, on Aug. 12, 2014, the WPS asked the public for help identify someone that may know what happened to the Sapotawayak Cree Nation band member.

The person in question was described as 30 years old, with short reddish hair. The man may wear prescription eyeglasses, have hairy arms and light red or blonde stubble and he was seen wearing a camouflage baseball hat.

The WPS won’t say if tips have lead them closer to finding out what happened to Guiboche, not even to her own family.

“I gave them a tip myself. It looked like somebody I used to know, then I don’t know what happened from that,” said Guiboche’s older brother, Kyle Kematch.

Kematch was one of the organizers of Drag the Red, a community-driven search that started after 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River.

But when it comes to the WPS investigation into his sister’s disappearance, he’s lost faith.

“This is what I think happened: They didn’t go knocking on anybody’s door, really. All the information they got was from what my brother and I gave them.”

What’s most frustrating for the family is what happened when they first reported Guiboche missing.

“They did say she possibly just could’ve ran away. She was out partying. She would usually party for about five days. That was their excuse,” Geddes said, tears forming in her eyes.

“OK, so four years later, is she still out partying? Is she still having a good time? Like, that’s where I’m at.”

Two weeks before Christmas 2014, the girls’ father suffered a massive heart attack, and died without knowing what happened to his daughter.

The girls’ mother never knew her daughter went missing: She died by suicide in 1999.

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