Woman believed abducted from central Manitoba still missing after suspect arrested in Winnipeg: RCMP

The search continues for a missing woman believed to have been kidnapped from a First Nation in central Manitoba earlier this week, after the suspected kidnapper was later arrested by Winnipeg police.

Veronica Walker, 25, of Chemawawin Cree Nation was reported missing to RCMP on Tuesday, a Wednesday news release says. The First Nation community is located in Easterville, Man., about 400 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

Walker is believed to have been taken against her will from a Kichemaskanow Street residence in the community at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, the release says.

RCMP say Warren George, 39, is known to Walker and is believed to have forced her into a 2022 Black Dodge Durango early Monday.

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Police and family are asking for the public’s help in locating 25-year-old Veronica Walker from Chemawawin Cree Nation, who they say was forced into a vehicle by a man who has since been arrested. (Manitoba RCMP handout)

He was arrested by police in Winnipeg, RCMP announced on Wednesday evening. An arrest warrant for George had been issued for charges involving assault, kidnapping as well as breaking and entering.

RCMP say Walker remains missing. She is described as five feet, four inches tall, weighing 145 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

Police and Walker’s family are worried for her safety and seek the public’s help to find her, RCMP previously said.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Chemawawin RCMP at 204-329-2000, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or to send a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com

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