Missing Manitoba woman not seen, heard from for last 8 months, police say
Anna Marquart wasn't reported missing until Feb. 4, months after she was last seen in Glenboro, Man.
Manitoba police are asking for help finding a woman who hasn't been seen or heard from for eight months.
Blue Hills RCMP received a report on Feb. 4 that Anna Marquart (née Bauman), 31, was missing. She hadn't been seen since July 4, 2020, when she left her home in Glenboro, about 160 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.
She has not been heard from since, and has had no contact with her family either in Manitoba or Ontario, RCMP said in a news release on Tuesday.
Investigators have spent the last couple of weeks speaking to friends and family, and looking into Marquart's personal financial records and communications. They're hoping to learn whether someone other than her family members has had contact with her, an RCMP spokeperson told CBC News.
The amount of time that has passed limits the amount of physical evidence that could help with the investigation, said Tara Seel, media relations officer for Manitoba RCMP.
"If there were any tracks or anything like that, that kind of stuff is long gone," she said. "Memories fade or become unclear, a bit foggy. So that poses a challenge as well."
Still, police hold out hope that she could be found alive.
"That's always our hope, right? So that's how we're conducting this investigation at this point, until evidence leads us in any other direction."
Marquart is described as five foot one and 119 pounds, with light brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about her can call Blue Hills RCMP at 204-726-7519, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or provide a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com.
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With files from Susan Magas