Family of missing Barrie woman asks for the public’s help  

Autumn Shaganash was last seen leaving her sister's home on June 9, in Barrie, Ont. Photo: Submitted by Shaganash's family

It’s been almost a month and a half since Autumn Shaganash’s family last saw or heard from her.

Shaganash, a 26-year-old woman from Barrie, was last seen leaving her sister, Lili Moore’s house on June 9 before going to see a friend. Later that night, she told her sister she would be staying out and would come home in the morning.

The next morning, around 9:30 a.m. she texted her sister asking to be picked up. Moore replied to Shaganash three minutes later, but the messages were never delivered.    

Shaganash’s cousin, Kimberly Moore says the text was the last time anyone had contact with her. Shaganash is an active Facebook user and regularly reaches out to family.

“There is not one day she’s not on Facebook talking to her sister, she used to call my grandma at least every other day and still, no calls, no contact, no communication at all,” says Moore.

“As her family who’s known her all her life, we know something is wrong.”

Autumn Shaganash, left, is pictured with her family. Photo: Submitted by Shaganash’s family

Shaganash was last seen wearing a black hoodie, beige leggings, black Puma sandals, and a black and tan purse in Barrie, Ont.

Moore says the family has expanded their search to Toronto but is asking the public to keep a lookout for her anywhere. They are fearful that someone might have taken her and forced her into human trafficking.

“We’ve talked to people with stories of missing loved ones, and they mention a lot of times they are found in trafficking situations,” says Moore. “We think that it could be possible, it is the number two reason why people go missing in Canada, especially Indigenous women.”

Her family is asking anyone who sees her or may have any information to call 437-236-2083, 911, or Barrie Police at 705-725-7025.

APTN News reached out to Barrie Police but they did not respond by deadline.

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