Missing woman's friends putting up posters, searching Burnaby park

RCMP is still asking for the public’s assistance in locating 61-year-old Monica Winter – and her friends have joined the effort to produce tips in the woman’s disappearance.

Winter was reported missing to police on Feb. 10 after failing to show up for work.

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Burnaby RCMP located Winter’s vehicle—a blue Toyota Corolla—near the Fraser River Foreshore Park on Tillicum Street and Fraser Park Drive.

One of Winter’s friends contacted the Burnaby NOW to say that a group of friends has been putting up posters and speaking with people in the Burnaby neighbourhood where her vehicle went missing. The group has also been sending out messages on social media and will be searching the park on Monday.

“We have been postering a picture of Monica and her beloved Chloe at Burnaby Foreshore Park, as well as out at UBC and around her office,” said her friend Linda, who didn’t want her last name used. “On Monday at 3 p.m., there will be group of people dressed in orange that will be meeting to walk through the park and areas adjacent if anyone would want to help.

“We are very frustrated with the lack of info."

Monica Winter. RCMP handout
Monica Winter's dog Chloe is also missing. RCMP handout

Police determined that her bank card was last used on Feb. 7 at a grocery store shortly after 5 p.m, according to a new release, and that her fob key was used in the parkade of her home the 5900-block of Gray Avenue at the University Endowment Lands at 6:20 p.m.

Winter’s dog—Chloe—is also missing.

Winter is a Caucasian female, 5.5’ inches tall and weighs 169 pounds.

If you have information on the location of Monica Winter, contact the University RCMP non-emergency line at 604-224-1322 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 20-408.

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