Sask. Family seeks independent body to handle missing person cases IG News

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A Saskatchewan family is calling for an independent body to handle missing persons cases.

“There’s more funding, there’s a need for more manpower,” said Carson Poitras, Happy Charles’ stepfather.

Charles was a 42-year-old mother when she went missing with Prince Albert more than six years ago. Her family is still hopeful that they will find her and that she will be able to get to know her seven grandchildren.

Her family is searching, hosting walks and trying to raise awareness of her case in any way they can.

He was invited to a meeting of the Prince Albert Police Commission on Tuesday.

Prince Albert Police gave an update on various missing cases in their city. Charles’ family thanked the police for their help. He said the PA police didn’t take him seriously before, but communication has improved a lot.

The family demanded an independent body to investigate missing persons cases in the province. They say the body could encourage more people to come forward with tips and provide support to families.

Happy Charles went missing seven years ago in Prince Albert, Sask.
Happy Charles went missing six years ago in Prince Albert, Sask. (Submitted by Margaret Bird)

Poitras and his family say they will not stop searching until they find answers.

Poitras said, “We can’t leave. We can’t leave until we find him.”

Poitras said they plan to start a petition calling for an independent body. He said other families of missing persons agree that more is needed.

PA Police Sgt. Cathy Edvardsen said people can already make anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers. Police Chief Jonathan Bergen also said there is already a federally funded liaison officer to communicate with the families. Both said they would welcome any additional resources and that the idea of ​​family is worthy of discussion.

They are hoping that anyone with information about Charles will come forward to help the family and are waiting for all the other answers.

“We’re really trying to get the public to come forward,” Edderson said. “These families, they are the ones we are working for. We hope they can find peace.”