Saskatoon police believe woman abducted, asking for help

Police in Saskatoon say they are extremely concerned about the safety of a woman they believe was abducted Friday.

Police believe Mariana Cracogna, 26, abducted by man who could be armed and dangerous

Saskatoon police continue to search for a 26-year-old woman believed to have been abducted Friday afternoon. Police say they are extremely concerned about her safety because the man she may be with is considered armed and dangerous.

Clinton McLaughlin is believed to be armed and dangerous. (Saskatoon Police Service)

Mariana Cracogna stands at 5'8" and weighs approximately 145 lbs. She has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.

She had recently been working in Estevan but police believe she was in Saskatoon when she was taken. She has a home on the 1100 block of 7th Street. Police believe she may have been taken from the area.

Police say she may be with a man named Clinton McLaughlin and that people should consider him armed and dangerous. McLaughlin is described as a 36-year-old white man who is 6'6" tall, weighing 230 lbs. They also say he has access to guns.

Mariana Cracogna, 26, has been missing since Friday. (Saskatoon Police Service)

Mariana Cracogna's brother Pablo Cracogna said she was in a relationship with McLaughlin but believes that may have ended recently.

He said he is close with his sister and that he had met McLaughlin several times. 

"She didn't talk to me much about him," said Pablo Cracogna, "I didn't trust him really. I had a weird feeling about him."

Pablo Cracogna said he last spoke to his sister Thursday and reported her missing on Friday. 

"I was out until really early this morning looking. I didn't know where else to go, what else to do."

Pablo Cracogna said the family is devastated and stressed.

"I didn't see it coming."

Saskatoon police are now working with RCMP on this investigation. They are searching a variety of locations, but did not say where to avoid compromising the investigation.

Police received the first report of an alleged abduction at 4 p.m. CST Friday. They launched a full-scale investigation into Mariana Cracogna's abduction at 6 p.m. CST. after a second caller confirmed the names of the victim and the suspect.

Alyson Edwards, spokesperson with the Saskatoon Police Service, told reporters Saturday there is a lot of talk circulating on social media surrounding the case and not all of it is accurate.

Edwards also said abduction cases like these are unusual.

"This is very unique and we don't see this often," said Edwards, "We typically do not deal with abductions."

Investigators are hoping someone will spot one or both of them. They say they may be in one of the following vehicles:

  • A silver 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT, with a Saskatchewan Roughriders personalized licence plate reading MARES. 
  • A blue 2000 two-door Honda Civic with a carbon fibre hood and the Saskatchewan plate 277 ICI.

Officers are asking people to not approach McLaughlin, but if they see him or Cracogna to call police.