Police request tips on missing persons cold case – WECHSLER
Each year, the Calgary Police Service receives roughly 5,000 missing person reports. Many of these files are successfully resolved within a short period of time because the person is located, however there is a small percentage of cases that remain open for years.
“As part of a new initiative, we will be sharing information about historical missing persons cases with the public in hopes of generating tips to aid in these investigations,” said Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta, with the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit, which oversees the Missing Persons Team. “We never close files, but it is a reality that sometimes we do not have enough information or evidence to move an investigation forward. It is our hope that by bringing these cases to the public’s attention, that we can gain new insight into these cases.”
Today, we are seeking public assistance to help locate a Calgary woman who has been missing for nearly two years.
Anita Grace WECHSLER, 36, was last seen and spoken to in Calgary sometime in July 2019, however she was not reported missing until May 2020.
“The investigation has been ongoing, and members of the Calgary Police Service Missing Persons Team would like to identify and speak with people who have information about WECHSLER and her whereabouts after July 2019,” added Staff Sergeant Schiavetta. “Information was not released about her disappearance previously as it was not out of character for her to communicate infrequently with family and friends.”
WECHSLER is described as 5’4” tall, approximately 145 pounds, with green eyes and black hair. She was also known to frequent Grande Prairie and Lethbridge, Alberta, and the Province of Newfoundland.
Photos of WECHSLER are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom and the Calgary Crime Stoppers website (www.calgarycrimestoppers.org) under the Cold Cases section.
Anyone with information about WECHSLER’s disappearance, or her movements any time after July 2019, is asked to call the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234 or the Calgary Police Service Missing Persons Tip line at 403-428-2250. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through and of the following methods:
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