December 8, 2015 11:38 am
Updated: December 8, 2015 6:35 pm

Family of Linnea Veinotte, missing in Grenada, begs for information on her whereabouts

WATCH ABOVE: Linnea Vienotte, a Nova Scotia resident originally from New Brunswick, has been missing for two days in Grenada, Vienotte and her husband are in the country for work. Global’s Natasha Pace reports.


FREDERICTON – The father of a Canadian woman who’s gone missing in Grenada says the family hasn’t received any further news on her whereabouts since Sunday.

36-year-old Linnea Moore Veinotte, born in New Denmark, N.B., went missing after going for a run in Coral Crescent., Lance aux Epines, Grenada, Sunday morning.

Grenada Police believe Veinotte and her dog were hit by car on Dec. 6 just after 8 a.m.

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“The mere fact that somebody could have been involved in what seems like a motor vehicle accident and go missing,” said assistance supt. of the Royal Grenada Police Sylvan McIntyre in a phone interview Tuesday.

“And missing not just for a few hours but quite a number of hours missing, that is is concerning for us. We are concerned that the persons life could be at stake”

They believe the car that hit her was a navy blue or dark grey Suzuki Vitra or Excudo, and that it suffered damage to the front-right side of the vehicle.

In a statement made Tuesday morning by the Royal Grenada Police Force, officials called the situation “unfortunate and senseless.”

“This matter is deeply disturbing to the commissioner and he continues to give it urgent priority as it is needed,” the statement read.

“It is not a crime or a occurrence that we are used to, it is the first of its kind that we have here in Grenada so we want to be able to get to the bottom of it,” McIntyre said.

According to a Facebook page dedicated to finding Veinotte, her husband, Matt Veinotte, is offering a $100,000 XCD (East Carribean Dollars) reward for information leading to the whereabouts of his wife.

“We are desperate for her to come home,” it reads in part.

Her father, Rev. Doug Moore, is the pastor at Fredericton’s St. Matthew’s Lutheran church on Regent Street. He said his wife, Karen, left for Grenada on Monday morning.

“I’ve been a pastor almost 40 years,” he told Global News.

“I’ve been there for other people’s tragedies, many young lives lost. Maybe that’s why I’m doing okay.”

Veinotte is a mother of two sons, aged five and six, and was working at St. George’s University in Grenada after finishing a postdoctoral fellowship in microbiology at Dalhousie University.

She has a permanent residence in Glen Haven, N.S.

With files from Natasha Pace.


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