‘Involuntary, Suspicious’: Investigators Ramp Up Search Efforts After 26-Year-Old Mother Mysteriously Disappears

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Investigators are ramping up their search efforts for missing 26-year-old Minnesota mother Madeline Kingsbury, CBS News reported Thursday.

Winona Police Chief Tom Williams said Kingsbury failed to show up to work on March 31 after she and her husband dropped off their two young children at a daycare center, according to CBS News.

Police said her husband reported returning home later in the morning without finding her. Kingsbury usually drives in a Chrysler minivan, specifically the Town and Country model, and did not return to the daycare in the afternoon to pick up her children, the outlet reported.

Williams highlighted a potential sighting of “a similar van” to the one normally driven by Kingsbury and said “Maddy’s disappearance is involuntary, suspicious, and we are all concerned for her safety,” CBS News reported.

Described by her sister Megan as someone defined by “kindness and curiosity,” Kingsbury reportedly works at the Mayo Clinic and is a University of Minnesota graduate student. Megan implored the public to “help us find Madeline, the children need their mother,” according to CBS News.

A mass search is scheduled for April 7, with the Winona Police Department in an April 6 Facebook post asking “for volunteers to aid in the search for about 4 hours” with shifts set to take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (RELATED: Authorities Find 8-Year-Old Who Went Missing In 2018 And Return Her To The US, FBI Says)

Police maintain an investigation into Kingsbury’s disappearance remains ongoing with neither suspects nor persons of interest identified. The young mother’s family is offering a reward of $50,000 for information with regard to her whereabouts, CBS News reported.