Crime and Police

Winnipeg police ask for help to locate missing woman who could be victim of foul play

Miranda Belle. She also goes by the name Paige or Bella.

Miranda Belle. She also goes by the name Paige or Bella.

The Winnipeg Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance to locate a missing 31-year-old woman.

Miranda Belle, was last seen on August 17, 2019, in the Grant Park area of the city.

She is described as Metis, 5’6” in height, 100lbs, with medium length brown hair and brown eyes.

Investigators with the Missing Persons Unit, in collaboration with the Homicide Unit, believe the circumstances around Belle’s disappearance are suspicious and she may have been a victim of foul play.

Family members who were at a police press conference on Wednesday made a public plea for information to help find Belle. “We all as a family want to bring my sister home,” said Alexis Harvey.

Harvey said the last call from Belle’s cellphone was made at 12:32 a.m. on August 18. She called someone she knew asking to be picked up from an address on Dudley Avenue.

“It was a distress call, and she was asking for help” said Harvey.

Const. Rob Carver said investigators believe her body could have been dumped in a rural area outside the city.

Police have identified a grey coloured 2012 Dodge Caravan that may be associated with Belle’s disappearance.

Anyone who may have observed a similar vehicle that appeared out of place or acting suspiciously during the evening of August 17, is asked to call investigators.

A grey coloured 2012 Dodge Caravan. (Stock image – not actual suspect vehicle)

A grey coloured 2012 Dodge Caravan. (Stock image – not actual suspect vehicle)

Police are also asking residents and businesses in and around Winnipeg to check their properties, fields and outbuildings. Investigators want to remind people to be cognizant of any unusual items they may find. If anything suspicious is located, do not disturb it or the area around it, instead contact the police.

Anyone with information regarding Belle’s disappearance or her whereabouts is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.