Hundreds of volunteers search for missing Winona woman Madeline Kingsbury, another search planned for Saturday

Hundreds join search party for Madeline Kingsbury

Hundreds join search party for Madeline Kingsbury

Hundreds of people showed up Friday to help law enforcement search for a Winona woman who hasn’t been seen in a week.

On Friday morning, a mass search operation got underway in both Winona and Fillmore counties as the search for 26-year-old Madeline Kingsbury continued.

The search in both counties started at 9 a.m., and another search started at 1 p.m. Altogether, more than 1,860 volunteers showed up between the two sites to join in the search for Kingsbury on Friday, which also allowed them to expand the search slightly into Houston County.

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However, law enforcement didn’t provide any other updates Friday, saying there isn’t any suspect or person of interest. Officials did again ask residents in the area to check their properties, any buildings on them and any security footage to check for anything suspicious.

Anyone with information that could help in the search for Kingsbury is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or Winona police at 507-457-6288.

Kingsbury was last seen the morning of March 31 at her home in Winona. After she dropped her kids off at daycare that day, authorities say she never showed up for work, picked up her children or made other arrangements.

A picture of Madeline Kingsbury is seen in Winona on April 5, 2023. (KSTP-TV)

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Her family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to her return.

Another search operation has been organized by law enforcement for Saturday.

Authorities say registration for anyone willing to volunteer will be from 9-11 a.m. at either the Goodview Fire Department or Rushford-Peterson School. Again, any volunteers are asked to bring a driver’s license or identification card for check-in, and buses will then take people to the search areas.

Anyone who plans to volunteer Saturday can also sign up online.

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