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Missing: Police call Madeline Kingsbury's disappearance from Winona "suspicious"

Winona Police now call Madeline Kingsbury’s disappearance “suspicious”
Winona Police now call Madeline Kingsbury’s disappearance “suspicious” 00:56

WINONA, Minn. -- Authorities in southern Minnesota are asking for the public's help to locate a missing 26-year-old mother.

The Winona Police Department says Madeline Kingsbury disappeared after she dropped her kids off at daycare last Friday, and has had no contact with family and friends since.

The father of Kingsbury's children told police he left their house in a blue minivan soon after the dropoff, and when he came back, she was gone.

"Kingsbury was supposed to show up for work that morning but didn't…[she] was supposed to pick her children up from daycare that afternoon but didn't show up or make other arrangements," police said. "All of this is extremely out of character for her."

Madeline Kingsbury Winona Police

At a press conference Wednesday, Winona Police Chief Tom Williams said her disappearance is "involuntary, suspicious and we are all concerned for her safety."

Megan Kingsbury, Madeline's sister, said since her disappearance, "this community has really rallied around us."

"Please help us find Madeline. The children need their mother, we need our daughter, our sister, our aunt and our best friend back," she said.

MORE: Mass search organized for Madeline Kingsbury, 26, missing from Winona

Police are asking for anyone along the Highway 43 corridor in Winona and Fillmore counties to "check their properties, including any video cameras, doorbell cameras, game cameras, etc. for any signs of the van passing through or stopping" between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 1.  

Winona Police

Kingsbury stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Kingsbury's family is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads them to her. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 507-457-6288, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers online.

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