05-04-2014, 06:15 PM #1
Canada - Louise Veillard, 26, Edmonton, 5/2/14
The family of a missing Edmonton woman is calling on the city to keep an eye out for the 26-year-old, who disappeared Friday.
Louise Veillard was last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday near the High Level Bridge. She is described as five-foot-two in height and was last seen wearing a red hoodie, Birkenstock sandals and a small navy blue backpack.
Friends of Veillard alerted police to her disappearance after the University of Alberta graduate didn’t show up for a shift at work, something her family says is very out of character.
The woman’s mother, Colleen Veillard, described her daughter as a kind and gentle person, and said the family is grateful for such overwhelming support from the public in trying to locate her.
“There has been a real effort in the community to search the river valley area and her neighbourhood area,” Collen said. “We’ve received some feedback on sightings and the police are following up on that.”
By Sunday afternoon, more than 1,900 people had joined a Facebook page dedicated to collecting potential clues and providing information on Veillard’s disappearance.
Veillard has a history of depression and her family believes she could be in distress.
“She was anxious,” Colleen said about her daughter’s state of mind prior to going missing.
“She has a history of anxiety and that was a cause of concern for those who knew her – that she was not in a particularly good state.”
The Edmonton Police Service’s missing-persons unit is currently working to follow up on any leads provided by the public, according to acting Staff Sgt. Jason Mitzel.
Anyone with relevant information is asked to call police at 780-423-4567[IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]780-423-4567[IMG]resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png[/IMG]780-423-4567.
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Last edited by Salem; 05-30-2014 at 06:32 PM.Justice for Holly Bobo🎀
05-04-2014, 06:17 PM #2Justice for Holly Bobo🎀
05-04-2014, 08:16 PM #3
Close to home (I'm in Calgary, visit family in Edmonton all the time) so this has really caught my attention. Hoping they find her.
05-04-2014, 11:37 PM #4
Story from the paper here in Edmonton.
The area she went missing in is highly populated with University aged students as it is only a few kilometres from the U of A.
05-04-2014, 11:43 PM #5
Facebook Page set up to find her: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7943...84992/?fref=ts
Here is a website that is also working towards finding her: http://findlouyeg.wordpress.com/
Her bike has been found, but it is not believed to be related to her disappearance.
05-04-2014, 11:48 PM #6
05-06-2014, 11:01 PM #7Former Member
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On the FB page u linked they are talking about posters being taken down pans searches have stopped....did I miss something ?
05-07-2014, 01:24 AM #8
EPS Missing Persons taking over investigation in woman’s disappearance
May 6, 2014
"We took over the file from Southwest Division Monday morning, after patrol officers had exhausted their efforts during a lengthy search over the weekend,” Sgt. Neil Zurawell with the EPS Missing Persons Unit said. “We share the community’s concern, and will continue to conduct our investigation.”
05-08-2014, 09:11 PM #9
Search for missing girl expands to Fort
May 8, 2014
The search for a missing Edmonton woman who hasn’t been seen since last Friday, May 2 has extended through Fort Saskatchewan.
05-10-2014, 10:04 AM #10
05-30-2014, 06:26 PM #11
Edmonton Police have confirmed that the remains pulled from the river Thursday are that of 26 year-old Louise Veillard.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services was called around 9:30 Thursday morning after a passerby saw what looked like a body in the river near the Rundle Park footbridge. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office where an autopsy confirmed the identity.
Police say there were no indications of foul play and Veillard’s death is considered to be non-criminal.
05-30-2014, 06:59 PM #12
Olympian Clara Hughes is current riding across Canada to raise stigma-free mental health awareness, especially amongst teens.
The past few days she has been riding northward in Alberta towards Edmonton...
RIP Louise - fly free girl!
05-31-2014, 12:14 AM #13
Clara Hughes into the prairie portion of her epic ride for mental health
May 30, 2014
CALGARY - Over two-thirds of the way through her bike odyssey around Canada, it's not thousands of kilometres pedalled that have challenged Clara Hughes the most.
When the six-time Olympic medallist speaks Saturday at the Calgary Counselling Centre, it will be one of 95 communities across the country where Hughes tells the story of her depression and countless stories of both triumph and tragedy are told back to her.
Hughes rode away from Toronto's Maple Leaf Square 11 weeks ago and in a month, she'll wheel onto Parliament Hill on Canada Day after 12,000 kilometres and 110 days on the road.
Clara's Big Ride is a journey the 41-year-old Hughes undertook to start a conversation about mental health.
05-31-2014, 12:35 AM #14Inactive
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I saw her during this tour in Rankin Inlet (needless to say, she didn't bike there). Really a heroic person.
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