Manitoba

Winnipeg police search for missing 60-year-old woman

Diane Johnson was last seen on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. James area near Polo Park, police said.

Diane Johnson last seen in the St. James area

Diane Johnson was last seen on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. James area near Polo Park, police said. (Winnipeg Police/Submitted to CBC)
The family of a missing 60-year-old woman in Winnipeg are putting up posters around the city and asking for the public's help.

Diane Johnson was last seen on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. James area near Polo Park, police said.

Diane's brother-in-law Bob said she left for work at her regular time, but a few hours later the family received a call that she never arrived. 

Bob said it's been very difficult for the family not knowing where Diane is or what happened.

"My brother (Diane's husband) has got poor health anyway, and he's not doing very well. Fortunately her daughter is being very strong and keeping busy with the search party," Bob said. 

Bob said the family is very concerned for Diane's well-being and they have been putting posters up around the city hoping that someone in the community has spotted her. 

"There's a picture on the internet, on Facebook of Diane Johnson, have a look and see if you recognize her, and if you do see her or if you have seen her... don't hesitate to call the number," he said.  

Johnson is described as five-foot-three tall with a medium build. She has salt and pepper, shoulder-length hair. Johnson was last seen wearing a baby blue shirt and carrying a black backpack.

Police said they are also concerned for Johnson's well-being.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.

The family of Diane Johnson have been putting up posters asking for the public's help locating the Winnipeg woman. (Submitted to CBC)

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