WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police are asking Sandra Giesbrecht, the mother who allegedly abducted her two children, to “do the right thing” and bring her kids home.
Montana, 11, and Josh Giesbrecht, 9, went missing from a residence in the St. James area near Lumsden Avenue Monday night. They are believed to be with their mother who police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for.
Detective Shaunna Neufeld from the Winnipeg Police Missing Persons Unit, made a public announcement Thursday, asking Giesbrecht, 44, to come forward.
“I’m asking Sandra for you to connect with me so we can talk. I know in your heart you want to do the right thing,” said Neufeld.
Neufeld said she has reached out to Giesbrecht every day since the investigation started, letting her know she wants to “to resolve this peacefully.”
Giesbrecht is alleged to have abducted or had help abducting her two children who are not supposed to be in her custody.
Police said on Monday the children accepted a ride “from a party believed to be known to them” in a small, white four-door vehicle with black trim.
“We believe Sandra used this vehicle to take the kids,” said Neufeld.
Montana is about 4’5” and was wearing a yellow Minion t-shirt when she was last seen. Josh is 4’2” and was wearing a blue sweater over a baseball t-shirt.
Police are not issuing an AMBER Alert because they do not feel the case meets the criteria for one.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.