Almost eight months after Autumn Shaganash was reported missing, Barrie police are offering a $50,000 reward for information which helps locate the 26-year-old woman.
Shaganash’s family reported her missing on June 12, 2023.
“Today, as the chief of the Barrie Police Service, I have been authorized by the Barrie Police Services Board to formally announce that a reward of up to $50,000 for information confirming the whereabouts of Autumn Shaganash is now being offered,” Chief Rich Johnston said at a news conference Thursday morning at the Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus on Fairview Road.
“We are confident that someone has the information we need to reunite Autumn with her family,” the chief added.
Johnston also spoke directly to Shaganash’s sister, Lili-Anne Moore, who was also in attendance.
“Lili, I can’t imagine how difficult these last eight months have been for you and your family,” he said. “Know that we remain steadfast in our commitment to bring Autumn home.”
Moore also provided a brief statement at the podium, breaking down partway through.
“It’s been almost eight months since we last saw her and every day has been difficult, not knowing where she is,” she said. “Day in and day out, the Barrie Police Service provides essential services and a continued effort in attempting to locate her.”