Canadian Centre for Child Protection and family of missing 21-year-old Christine Wood issue plea for information
September 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the family of 21-year-old Christine Wood are issuing a public plea for anyone who may have information or who may have seen someone matching Christine’s description to come forward.
Christine has not been seen or heard from in two weeks, which is not typical for her. Christine’s family are deeply concerned for her safety and well-being and plea for the public’s help in finding her.
“As people head into the long weekend, we are asking them to keep Christine at top of mind. We need the public to help us find her – any information, no matter how small, could be that piece of information that helps bring her home to her family.” says Christy Dzikowicz, Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Director of Missing Children Services.
Originally from Oxford House First Nation, Christine and her parents were in Winnipeg to accompany a family member to a medical appointment. On August 19th, Christine, who was staying with family at a hotel in Winnipeg, went out for the evening. She never returned.
Christine is familiar with Winnipeg, having attended the University of Winnipeg this past year. Christine was last seen in the Polo Park area and is known to frequent the Osborne Village area. She is believed to be carrying a white purse. She is described as five-foot-six, average build with shoulder length dark brown hair.
If Christine is not located over the weekend, a press conference will be planned early next week.
We thank the media for their support in helping reach the public with this information. Christine’s family is overwhelmed at this time and as such, is not in a position to speak with media. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection will be available to handle media inquiries on behalf of the family.
All media inquiries can be directed to:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization.
About the Child Safety Family Advocacy Division and MissingKids.ca: MissingKids.ca is part of the Canadian Centre’s Child Safety and Family Advocacy Division (CSFAD). CSFAD provides support to Canadian families whose children are missing, have been recovered, or have been sexually abused and exploited. CSFAD also works with families, law enforcement and child welfare agencies to help prevent and respond to situations where a child is at risk of going missing or being sexually exploited.