December 10, 2015 5:43 pm
Updated: December 11, 2015 9:42 am

Person of Interest in missing Linnea Vienotte case turns himself in

WATCH: The father of a missing woman is pushing the federal government to help find her. Linnea Vienotte vanished without a trace last weekend on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Global's Laura Brown reports.


GRENADA – Grenada Police say Akim Frank, wanted for questioning in Linnea Veinotte case, has turned himself in.

Grenada Police sent out a release early this morning saying Frank surrendered without incident.

Linnea Veinotte has been missing since Sunday morning.

Missing since Sunday

A vehicle of interest in the case of a missing Maritime woman has been found, and the Royal Grenada Police say they have a person of interest.

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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 her dog was hit by a vehicle on Dec. 6 just after 8 a.m. The vehicle may have struck Veinotte too.

READ MORE: Family of Linnea Veinotte, missing in Grenada, beg for information leading to her whereabouts

Late Thursday afternoon, Supt. Sylvan McIntyre, the officer leading Veinotte’s case with the Royal Grenada Police Force, said they found a vehicle that may have been involved in the incident, six to 10 miles from where they believe the incident occurred.

He said they were taking samples from the vehicle right away.

McIntyre also said Akim Frank is a person of interest in the case, but they have yet to find or speak to him.

Akim Frank, 26, is wanted in connection with the disappearance of Canadian Linnea Veinotte.

Royal Grenada Police Force via Global News

Help from Canada

Earlier Thursday, Omar Alghabra, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, was asked if the RCMP would be getting involved in Veinotte’s case.

Alghabra said they’re trying to get a handle on the situation.

“I can’t comment on any details right now, but the Department is well aware of the situation and we’re doing our best,” he said.

Veinotte’s father spoke with Global News from his church in Fredericton.

“Linnea’s husband called me yesterday morning and he asked if I could help to prod the government to send some more help down to look for Linnea. So that’s why I’m doing this interview,” said Rev. Doug Moore.

Moore said remarkably, Veinotte’s dog Nico is recovering.

Veinotte’s sister and mother are in Grenada now. Moore said he’s maintaining his daily routine and praying.

“I’ve had to walk with many people through tragic deaths, many young people, so, it’s just my turn this time.”

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