June 24, 2021

Linnea Veinotte, originally from New Denmark, missing in Grenada

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hi-linnea-veinotteFrom CBC News

Police believe she was taken Sunday morning while out for a run

Police in Grenada says they have mounted an island-wide search for 36-year-old Linnea Moore Veinotte, who they believe was taken while she was out for a run Sunday morning.

Veinotte, a mother of two young sons, aged five and six, was born in New Denmark, N.B.

Her parents, Rev. Doug Moore and his wife Karen, live in Fredericton. Moore is the pastor at St. Matthew’s Lutheran church.

Moore says his daughter, who did a postdoctoral fellowship in microbiology at Dalhousie University, was working at St. George’s University in Grenada’s capital of St. George in the student learning centre.

He said she and her husband Matt, and their children had just returned to Grenada earlier in the fall, after having been back to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for a year where they had been living.

Moore said his wife, Karen, is on her way to Grenada. He said they have no new information on their daughter’s situation at this point, except to say that the dog, Nico, that was with his daughter was found seriously injured and subsequently died.

Police release statement

A statement released by the Royal Grenadian Police Force Monday said “it appears that both she and Nico were struck by a vehicle. Nico was left on the side of the road and Linnea was taken.”

The statement went on to say there would be “damage to the front, right side of the vehicle. The driver is thought to have also incurred a flat tire in the incident and would have had to change it somewhere nearby.”

Matt Veinotte, speaking with CBC News, said police and university security officials are helping in the search for his wife.

A call to SGU’s security contact, Steven Babiak, was not returned.

A ‘Find Linnea Veinotte’ Facebook page has been established.

On that page, a message attributed to Matt Veinotte says his wife may have been hit by a car and that he is offering a $100,000 EC ($50,000 Cdn) reward for information on her whereabouts.

IMAGE: Linnea Veinotte (Facebook)

For more on this story go to: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/missing-woman-grenada-linnea-veinotte-1.3354253

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