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Winnipeg Police Asking for Public's Help

Eduardo Balaquit who went missing during the evening of Monday, June 4, 2018, and Winnipeg Police asking for the public's help.

Eduardo is approximately 5’4” tall and 155 lbs in weight with a medium build. He is Asian in appearance, has black hair/brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black zip-up sweater, black pants and black shoes. Eduardo was 59 years old at the time of his disappearance, and would now be 61 years old.

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit continues to investigate his disappearance. It is believed that Eduardo became a victim of crime shortly after he arrived for work at a business in the 300 block of Keewatin Street on June 4, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Homicide Unit investigators continue to seek information about a blue 2010-2015 Ford Escape SE thought to be involved in Eduardo’s disappearance.

Stock images (not the actual vehicle)

Investigators have concluded that the vehicle had likely been in the area of Eduardo’s work during the time of his disappearance and travelled to the Arborg area soon after.

It is also believed that evidence related to Eduardo’s disappearance may still be undiscovered in the Arborg area, or the regions between Winnipeg and Arborg. Investigators would like to remind the public, including those in rural areas, to be aware of any unusual items they may find in the area. Items that may seem insignificant to the casual observer may have significant relevance to the investigation.

“We highlight this case once again because we know someone, somewhere knows more about what happened to Eduardo. We’ve taken important steps forward with this investigation, but we appeal to the community to help us close this case for Eduardo’s family – for the community. We need your help.” said Sergeant Wade McDonald of the Homicide Unit. “Eduardo was an extremely hard worker and a family man. His family is desperately searching for answers. His family wants and deserves answers – as does our entire community. If you think you recognize this vehicle or have information, please contact the Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers.”

Statement from Eduardo’s family: “It’s been a long and difficult two years. Our only wish is for our dad to walk through our doors and finally say, ‘I’m home.’ It’s never too late to do the right thing, if you have any information, please help us bring him home.”

Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).


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