On July 26, 2023, at 7:26 p.m., Wetaskiwin RCMP received a report of a possible attempted child abduction. Investigators were advised that 7-year-old and 15-year-old youths were walking on a side street in Pigeon lake when they were approached by a woman who exited her vehicle and started to speak to them. After a short conversation, the woman grabbed the 7-year-old. The child was able to break free and both youth ran away.

After continued investigation, RCMP have been able to obtain a photo of a potential suspect vehicle as well as a composite sketch of the female suspect who is described as:

  • fair complexion
  • 40’s-50’s in age
  • 180-190 pounds
  • approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall
  • long to mid shoulder length grey hair
  • very vibrant blue eyes
  • small hairs around the mouth and chin
  • wearing a long black coat.

RCMP are providing a photo of a vehicle seen in the area at the time of the offence that is believed to be driven by the suspect.

The vehicle depicted is described as a 2015-2018 Blue Ford Edge.

Photo of suspect vehicle. Photo courtesy of the Wetaskiwin RCMP. 

If you have any information about this offence or those responsible you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1‐800‐222‐8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).