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Update – Police: Missing Port Hope woman located deceased

Port Hope Police continue the investigation into missing Port Hope woman, Madison ‘Madi’ Chard, 29, after her body was located on Thursday, May 19, 2022, over three weeks after her disappearance. Photo via Port Hope Police.

Update (Friday, May 20, 2022):

According to Port Hope Police, Madison ‘Madi’ Chard, 29, previously reported missing, has been located deceased.

Chard had been missing for nearly a month, having last been seen in Port Hope, where she resided, on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022. As the investigation continued, police shared that the missing woman may be a victim of human trafficking, and pushed out information on Chard’s disappearance across eastern Ontario.

Sadly, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, members of the OCEAP, Port Hope Police’s volunteer search and rescue team, located Chard’s body at approximately 3:14 p.m.

“We cannot confirm foul play at this time,” Port Hope Police said in an email on Friday, May 20, 2022, noting that an autopsy is currently under way. “The OPP have been called to assist Port Hope Police with the ongoing investigation.”

As the investigation continues, anyone who may have information on Chard’s disappearance, her whereabouts while she was missing, or the circumstances leading to her death is asked to contact Port Hope Police at 905-885 8123, or via email at. [email protected]. Tips can also be made anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Thank you to all those who shared information in the hopes of a safe recovery of Madison Chard.

Original article:
Madison ‘Madi’ Chard, 29, has been missing for over three weeks. Despite efforts by police in her hometown to locate her, Chard has not been seen since Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022.

Now, Port Hope Police are requesting media assistance to disseminate information about Chard across eastern Ontario, as they “feel she could be a victim of human trafficking.”

Chard left her Port Hope residence on that Tuesday in April and has not been seen since.

Madison Nicollett Chard, who goes by ‘Madi,’ is described as a Caucasian female standing 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 120 lbs. She has blond hair, which may be short at this time (the photos provided to and by Port Hope Police show Chard with hair extensions in). Chard has a number of tattoos, including on her left and right hands, neck, abdomen/chest, both hips, left thigh, and right ankle. She has a distinctive ‘Tree of Life’ tattoo on her left hand, as pictured above.

Police are asking anyone who knows anything about Chard’s disappearance or her whereabouts to contact Port Hope Police at 905-885-8123 Extension #3, or via email at [email protected]. Tips can also be made anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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