WINNIPEG – Police need your help finding two children that have may have been abducted by their mother.
Montana Giesbrecht, 11, and her brother Josh, 9, were last seen in the St. James area near Lumsden Avenue around 6 p.m. last night.
There is some information the children may have received a ride in a small white four-door vehicle, but police say details about this are unclear.
Police believe they are likely with their mother, Sandra Giesbrecht, 44, or someone connected to her, but they are keeping all options open.
Constable Rob Carver says privacy laws mean they can’t get into details about family dynamics, but he says the children are not where they should be.
“We are concerned about the location of these children. We’d like to locate them. We’re not necessarily concerned about their well-being, but we’d like to find them,” he said.
Carver says they didn’t put out an amber alert because they don’t have enough information about the vehicle to meet the criteria for one.
“The criteria for amber alerts are very specific. That’s not enough information for a vehicle description to qualify for an amber alert. We can’t say ‘a white, four-door vehicle’. There’s just thousands of them,” he said.
Officers across the province are searching for them. And as time ticks on, they may expand the search outside Manitoba.
Montana is 4’5″ with short, dirty-blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow Minion t-shirt, a white blouse and black Capris.
Josh is 4’2″ with long, dirty-blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue sweater, a grey t-shirt with a basketball on it and blue sweatpants.
Police are also worried about the well-being of the children and want you to call the Missing Persons Unit if you know anything at (204) 986-6250.