Canada Off-duty cop finds missing Indigenous woman

20:51  02 august  2018
20:51  02 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

'High-risk' missing B.C. woman has flown to Saskatoon, police say

  'High-risk' missing B.C. woman has flown to Saskatoon, police say Kathleen Stimson does not have her medication, which she takes three times a day, and she may be confused or disoriented. New Westminster police describe her as "high risk" — they say she has gone missing in the past, and on a previous occasion had been found in Yukon. "We are asking the public to help us locate Kathleen to ensure her safety," Sgt. Jeff Scott said. "The NWPD is concerned for her wellbeing, especially since she has been missing for several days now. Investigators are actively looking for her and are following all the different leads with hopes to locate her soon.

Missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) is an issue affecting Indigenous people in Canada and the United States, including the First Nations, Inuit

Getty Images. A 2014 study by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police puts the number at nearly 1,200 murdered or missing indigenous women from 1980 to 2012. “The natives who move off isolated reserves,” Cywink said, “have trouble finding jobs. They are very poor. They get involved with sex work.

Montreal police say a missing 48-year-old Indigenous woman has been found by an off-duty police officer six days after she vanished.

Mina Iquasiak Aculiak, an Inuk woman who speaks neither French nor English, was last seen outside a police station on July 27 after she was released with a city bus ticket.

Spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant says she was found safe and sound just before noon today.

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She was discovered several kilometres away from the police station by an officer who recognized her and called his colleagues.

The incident has raised questions about police procedure.

Iquasiak Aculiak's partner says he doesn't understand why she wasn't returned directly to a local rehabilitation institute where she'd been awaiting surgery.

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