Madeline Kingsbury Missing – After more than 40 days, the hunt for Madeline Kingsbury, a woman who has been reported missing in Winona continues, and many questions remain unanswered after she was seen for the last time on Friday, March 31, taking her children to a childcare center. A close friend of Holly Stamschor’s stated, “She’s gone, and no one knows what happened,” in reference to the missing person.
Since their time together in college, Stamschor has been one of Madeline’s closest friends. Stamschor provided an explanation by saying, “I don’t know, we just fell in love, we immediately just clicked, and ever since then we have been extremely close.” Stamschor went from knowing everything about Madeline’s life to being completely clueless about her whereabouts, and vice versa, during their time together.
“Everyone loved her, it’s not one of those cases where anyone had something against her, everyone seriously loved this woman, she did no wrong,” Stamschor said. “It’s not one of those cases where anyone had something against her.” Stamschor described the peculiar circumstances surrounding Madeline’s disappearance.
Stamschor stated, “I’m at a complete loss, I don’t know what to think or believe,” and I quote: “I’m at a complete loss.” “At first, I didn’t believe it was real. I thought, ‘Okay, she just took off. Perhaps her phone died, which is normal.’ But then, on that Sunday, when we did our first kind of impromptu search, it kind of hit me,” she said. Now, she has turned her perplexity into desire to find her buddy by creating a Facebook page titled Finding Madeline Kingsbury in an effort to do so.
“We’ve had a lot of great people that we’ve met through the page that we’ve met on searches or that have gone out by themselves that will message us privately and say they look, I found this, I’m not sure whether this is something I need to contact crime stoppers,” Stamschor said. “We’ve had a lot of great people that we’ve met through the page that we’ve met on searches or that have gone out by themselves that will message us.”
Even while the turnout has been amazing, the searches themselves are very emotional. “We don’t know what we’ll find, we don’t know if we’ll find a clue, we don’t know if we’ll find her so every search you kind of have to prepare yourself for something,” Stamschor added. “We don’t know if we’ll find a clue, we don’t know if we’ll find her so every search you kind of have to prepare yourself for something.”
The crew is already making preparations to conduct a shore search along the Mississippi River once the water has subsided and it is determined to be safe to do so.