Family searching for First Nations woman missing from Edmonton since 2022

Angela Morningstar Alexis hasn’t been seen since August 2022

Bobby Jones spent Easter weekend on a bicycle looking for his daughter, Angela Morningstar Alexis.

“I can’t sleep,” said the father of five from Whitecourt, a small community 200 km northwest of Edmonton.

“Every night I think about her, and wonder what has happened.”

Angela, 28, has been missing since August 2022. She was on parole and living in a halfway house in Edmonton when she disappeared after visiting her sister, Isabella Alexis, in the city.

Her father said his family has been working with local search and rescue groups to look for Angela in Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation, where the Mayerthorpe detachment of Alberta RCMP say she was last seen.

Isabella Alexis holds a photo of her missing ‘twin’ sister, Angela. Photo: Danielle Paradis/ APTN News

The sisters were born less than a year apart and because of that Isabella refers to them as twins.

“It’s hard to be without your twin,” she says.

Isabella has since connected with families of other missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Edmonton, and attended her first rally over the Easter weekend. She says the support has been a source of comfort.

The group stood alongside a busy road holding signs that said “What if it was your daughter?” and  “Honk, if you care” to keep their missing or murdered loved ones in the public’s mind.

“I am going to go next weekend, too,” said Isabella. “I find it healing.”

Bobby Jones spent Easter weekend searching for his missing daughter in Edmonton. Photo: APTN News

The family says it doesn’t get very regular updates from the RCMP who are handling the missing person investigation.

A spokesperson for the RCMP did not respond to a request for comment from APTN News before this story was published.

Also, the Edmonton Police Service did not respond to a request for comment on whether they have an open missing person’s file for Angela.

“I feel as though someone grabbed her or something,” says Jones. “I just want my daughter back.”

Isabella says the family is looking for help to begin another ground search at Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation, 74 km west of Edmonton, where they heard Angela disappeared.

They are also planning to hold a rally there to raise awareness about her disappearance.

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