Manitoba Metis Federation donates $10,000 to help bring Jennifer Catcheway home

September 30, 2020

Winnipeg, MB - Today, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand announced an infusion of $10,000 to help the family of Jennifer Catcheway bring their daughter home.

Jennifer Catcheway went missing on June 19, 2008. Her parents, Bernice and Wilfred, have been offering a $10,000 reward since Jennifer went missing for information that leads them to their daughter. The MMF's contribution doubles that amount.

"The loss of a child is a terrible tragedy and the Catcheway family has been living this tragedy for 12 years now," President Chartrand said.

"They have never given up the search and they believe there is someone out there who has information that can lead them to their daughter. At the Manitoba Metis Federation, we want to help them end their search and bring Jennifer home. We hope that now $20,000 will encourage people to speak out."

Bernice said the passage of time is obviously difficult for the family and, as the years tick by, it's more and more difficult to keep Jennifer's case in the public eye.

"This donation is appreciated and it helps to put Jennifer back out there. Sadly, for missing women it's out of sight, out of mind, and people forget about them," Bernice said.

"But we, as parents, we do what we can. And I'd like to thank President Chartrand and the MMF for their willingness to help. The public needs to be aware, that even now, 12 years later, any information, whether you think it insignificant or not, it could be something. Let us be the judge of that."

The Catcheway family has been searching different locations across the province and most recently, based on tips from the public, has been looking in Duck Bay and Grand Rapids south.

Billboards that the family erected 12 years ago with Jennifer's picture and the $10,000 reward for information will be replaced with new ones containing the $20,000 reward with costs being covered by the MMF.

Anyone with information can contact Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or www.facebook.com/bernice.catcheway.

 


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