Susie Koneak, 44 years old, has been found safe and sound in the St-Henri neighbourhood . Thank you for help.
Twenty-four hours after she was reportedly found in Montreal, police said Wednesday that Susie Koneak is missing and they fear for her safety.
Koneak, 44, was last seen on Jan. 28 when checking into the Ullivik health centre in Dorval. The mother of six flew into the city from Kuujjuaq for a doctor’s appointment, but went missing shortly after she arrived.
A Facebook post reporting Koneak missing early Tuesday was amended that afternoon to say she had been found. Friends of the 44-year-old told the Montreal Gazette she checked in with her family and that she was doing fine.
Since then, sources have told the Gazette the phone call between Koneak and her family was cut short and that she might be in a situation out of her control.
On Tuesday, it was unclear whether anyone had reported her disappearance to police, who said they did not have enough information to issue a missing person’s report.
On Wednesday, police said Koneak is missing and her loved ones are worried. She was last seen wearing a blue coat, blue tuque and traditional Inuit boots with fur trim.
Police say she may be in Montreal’s Verdun or St-Henri neighbourhoods.
Jessica Quijano, an Indigenous street worker, told the Gazette she was tapping into her network of fellow outreach workers and clients to help find Koneak, who has relatives in Montreal’s tight-knit Inuit community.
“If she’s on the streets, we’ll find her,” Quijano, co-ordinator of the Iskew Project, said Tuesday.
A representative from Ullivik confirmed that Koneak is missing.