April 10, 2023
WINONA, Minn. (KFGO) – A large, organized search for 26-year-old Madeline Kingsbury, who disappeared in southeastern Minnesota, has come to an end.
Around 1,900 volunteers helped search for Kingsbury on Friday with about 700 more people working Saturday. There was no sign of Kingsbury, a mother of two.
Winona police say their search and investigation is not ending. Her disappearance is described as involuntary and suspicious. Police say future large-scale searches may be done based on additional leads. Agents with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension remain in Winona helping with the investigation.
Kingsbury was reported missing on the morning of March 31 after she and the father of her two children, ages 5 and 2, dropped their kids off at daycare. She didn’t show up to work nor did she pick up her children or make other arrangements.
Police say the father told them that he left the home in her van and returned later but she wasn’t home.
Investigators searched the van and Kingsbury’s home, where they found her phone, wallet, identification and the jacket she had been wearing the morning she disappeared.
Friends and family of Kingsbury have offered a $50,000 reward for information that leads to her safe return.