WINONA, Minn. – The family of a missing 26-year-old mother of two has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to her finding.
Madeline Jane “Maddi” Kingsbury was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, by the father of her two children at her Winona home as she left in her pickup truck, a dark blue Chrysler Town & Country minivan, according to Winona Police Chief Tom. Williams. When the father returned later that day, Kingsbury was not home, Williams said.
Police believe a van similar to the one in Kingsbury drove down County Road 12 and Highway 43 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on March 31, Williams said during a news conference Wednesday.
His disappearance is considered unintentional and suspicious, Williams said, and police are looking into all possibilities, including foul play. His truck is believed to have been parked at his residence from 1:30 pm onwards, and there is no evidence that he left the residence on foot or in another vehicle.
Police are asking for help finding Kingsbury, a University of Minnesota graduate student and Mayo Clinic employee, in eastern Fillmore County.
“We ask residents of this area to check their property, including video cameras, doorbell cameras, game cameras, etc. looking for a dark colored Chrysler Town and Country pickup, signs of a riot or any other suspicious activity. The time period in question would be from approximately 8 a.m. March 31 to 4 p.m. April 1, 23,” Fillmore County Sheriff John DeGeorge said in a statement.
Police are targeting the City of Winona, Wilson Township, Hillsdale Township, Norway Township, Preble Township, North Newburg Township, East Holt Township and East Holt Township. Amherst.
“We will stay loud on this and continue to advocate for Madeline in any way, shape or form,” Kingsbury’s sister, Megan Kingsbury, said during the press conference.
He thanked the police and the public for their hard work in helping to find his sister.
“Family is everything to (Madeline), and she has grown into a stunning and beautiful young woman,” Megan Kingsbury said.
Family and friends are working to contact locals and organize search parties, according to the Facebook group “Finding Maddi Kingsbury.” People who can help with search efforts are encouraged to reach out.
“This is an incredibly difficult time for us and we need organization, privacy and peace,” Kingsbury’s sister posted to the group.
The group organized two searches Wednesday morning at Mabel and Rushford. They have also started reaching out to clubs and groups in the area that have more experience with the field.
Kingsbury was last seen at her Winona home and was supposed to report to work the morning of March 31 but did not, according to a statement from the Winona Police Department. Several calls and messages from family and friends went unanswered, and she did not show up to pick up her children from daycare.
Police found Kingsbury’s cell phone, jacket, wallet and identification during a search of his home, Williams said. There are no suspects or persons of interest, she said.
If you notice anything suspicious, please contact the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office at 507-765-3874 (Option 1). If you have searched a particular area, please email the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office atand describe the specific area and method you used to search.
If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers ator 507-457-6530.