ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada _ Police in the small Caribbean island of Grenada say they have found a vehicle that may have been involved in the disappearance of a New Brunswick woman and they are also searching for a 26-year old “person of interest” in the case.
There have been few leads since Linnea Veinotte was reported missing at about 8 a.m. Sunday.
Veinotte had been out jogging with her dog in what police have described as an affluent neighbourhood in the island’s capital of St. George’s.
Assistant Supt. Sylvan McIntyre of the Royal Grenada Police Force said Thursday that police located a dark grey SUV about 10 to 16 kilometres from where Veniotte was last seen.
McIntyre said the vehicle contained some physical and forensic evidence that police were examining, however he wouldn’t be specific about the nature of the evidence.
“We believe it is a substantial improvement in the investigation and we are comfortable that we are making some progress in getting a resolve,” he said.
Police also issued an alert for Akim Frank, of Jean Anglais in the island’s capital of St. George’s.
“We are looking for him,” said MacIntyre, who added that Frank is wanted in connection with the use of the vehicle.
The police alert described Frank as armed and extremely dangerous and the public is warned to approach him with caution.
Veniotte is a 36-year-old mother of two young children.
Police have said that a witness reported hearing a loud bang and officers found blood at the scene near where the dog was discovered lying on the side of the road after being struck by a car. They also said a black bandana, sunglasses and broken glass were also found at the site.
A Facebook page dedicated to finding Veinotte says she was born in New Denmark, N.B., and has a home in Nova Scotia but was working at St. George’s University.
The Associated Press