Edmonton police are asking the public for help in searching for a 21-year-old woman after she disappeared on the evening of Dec. 28, as extreme cold temperatures continue to hit the city.
Davinia McKinney (nee Carter) was last seen at the west end of town in the Belmead neighborhood near 182 Street and 90 Avenue around 7.30pm on Tuesday.
Police said her husband was talking to her on a social media app at the time, but she has not been heard from since.
McKinney was not dressed for the weather and had left his purse, cell phone and purse.
The Edmonton area is still under an extreme cold warning. When McKinney left his home, the wind chill was around -35.
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Friends and family say her disappearance is out of character and that there is concern for her well-being.
Her husband, Braeden McKinney, is currently out of town and working near Terrace, BC, and said he thinks she may have been subjected to coercion and had been drinking when she left home.
“It’s pretty hard she had an episode,” he said. “My mother lives near us, so she has worked with the police and I have written on social media.
“That night (the police) used K9s, the helicopter, and there was no heat trail or anything,” Braeden said. “They used ground foot yesterday and the day before yesterday.”
McKinney is described as five feet seven inches tall and weighs 120 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair.
Anyone with information should contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or by calling 377 on a cell phone. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online to Crime Stoppers.
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