Abducted Saskatoon woman found, search ended for alleged abductor
Note: This story has been updated to remove the name of the abduction victim due to a publication ban.
SASKATOON – A woman police say was abducted on Friday afternoon in Saskatoon has been found and the search for her alleged abductor has ended.
The Saskatoon woman was allegedly abducted around 4 p.m. on May 30.
Just after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, police issued a statement confirming she had been located within the last hour on an “east street.”
The details of her release or escape are unknown at this time.
She was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Her brother told Global News Monday morning that she remains in hospital but is doing great. He added the family is tremendously relieved.
Police launched an investigation into her whereabouts and that of Clinton McLaughlin, 36, who they say may have been involved in her disappearance.
Police say they are no longer looking for McLaughlin but will not say if he is in custody. He was considered armed and dangerous by authorities.
Earlier on Sunday, police recovered a vehicle they believed was involved in her disappearance. They received a tip from a farmer in a rural area east of Saskatoon who spotted the silver 2010 Ford Sport Trac XLT.
The truck is now being processed by members of the forensic identification unit.
These developments come on the heels of a family-led initiative to find her.
On Sunday, her brother canvassed neighbourhoods with others, handing out hundreds of flyers with information on his sister and the man police believe may have taken her.