Madeline Kingsbury, a 26-year-old mother of two, was last seen dropping her children off at day care in Winona, Minnesota on March 31.
Since then, nothing more has been heard from her and her belongings, including her phone, wallet, ID, and jacket, were left behind. With growing worry and concern, the Winona Police Department has declared that they believe her disappearance was involuntary and suspicious.
The police chief, Tom Williams, expressed his sentiments, stating that Kingsbury’s case is “very unlike her.” Kingsbury’s sister Megan also gave an emotional plea for help, restoring a sense of optimism when the search first began. She described Madeline as a “hard-working and dedicated mother,” and that family is of the utmost value for her.
The father of Kingsbury’s children reported that he was with Kingsbury until 10 a.m. on March 31, after which point he returned to see that Maddie was gone. Surveillance video shows a 2014 dark-blue Chrysler leaving her home between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and returning again afterwards. Though no one knows who was driving, nothing suggests she left on foot or in another vehicle.
In the face of the search for Kingsbury, her family is offering a fifty thousand-dollar reward for any details that could lead to her safe return. The Winona Police Department and the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office have asked the public to check security cameras and doorbell cameras in the area for any more clues, as well as to walk their properties and look for her.
Although no suspect has been identified yet, the investigation is being conducted as a missing person case, with the possibility of foul play. Kingsbury’s family is begging for assistance from the public to bring her home safely, and are allowing for anonymous tips to be submitted at www.crimestoppersmn.org or 800-222-8477. The Winona Police Department has vowed to use all the resources they can to find Kingsbury and deliver justice.