Manitoba

21-year-old missing since Thursday found dead, Winnipeg police say

Police say the body of Taylor Pryor, 21, has been found. She had been missing since Thursday, after she was released from a Winnipeg hospital.

Taylor Pryor was released from hospital Thursday, but refused to return home, family said

Family and friends had been searching for Taylor Pryor, who was last seen on Thursday afternoon. On Saturday, Winnipeg police confirmed her body had been found. (Taylor Pryor/Facebook)

Winnipeg police say a 21-year-old woman, missing since Thursday, has been found dead.

Taylor Pryor was discharged from Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg on Thursday. Her mother, who lives in Portage la Prairie, went to pick Taylor up at the hospital's urgent care department, but Taylor refused to return home with her.

"[Hospital] staff said, 'well, she's an adult, she can do what she wants,'" Darseen Pryor, Taylor's mother, told CBC News earlier this week. "So she left on foot and I followed in the vehicle … until she scaled the fence on Pembina Highway into the [University of Manitoba]."

Taylor disappeared into the trees and field of the former Southwood golf course, her mother said.

The family organized a search for the 21-year-old which continued through Friday and into Saturday morning. They say she had been struggling with depression and anxiety.

Late Saturday morning, a heavy police presence was seen in an area just off Pembina Highway, between Markham Road and Southpark Drive, but police have not confirmed whether that was connected with the discovery of Taylor's body.

Police confirmed in a news release Saturday afternoon that Taylor's body had been found. They said they do not suspect foul play in her death, but did not release any other details.

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