Missing Brandon children last seen in Virden

Police searching for boy and girl

Update Oct 2, 2018: 

Jessica Chartier and her children have been safely located in St. Albert, Alberta. Manitoba RCMP would like to thank the media, St. Albert RCMP and the public for their assistance.

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Chartier has been arrested and is facing charges in relation to this matter.


RCMP are searching for two Brandon children taken by their mother. The three were last seen in Virden on the evening of Oct. 1. 

On Sept. 28, 2018, Brandon Police asked the Carberry RCMP to check on the well-being of a 29-year-old woman, Jessica Chartier, and her two children.

The children were not returned to their father after a parental visit with their mother. When their father went to their school to pick them up after the visit on Sept. 28, he was told his children were not there and had not been in school for two days.

Since then, police have been actively searching for Melaina Chartier, 8, and Colton Nordstrom, 6, both from Brandon.

Their mother, Chartier, is wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant for abduction. She is believed to be driving a grey 2016 Chrysler 200 with Manitoba licence plate GJX890. Chartier is described as Caucasian, 5'7", 150 pounds, with black or blonde hair and brown eyes. 

The Manitoba RCMP is now asking for public assistance in locating the two children.

Colton is described as 3-3.5 feet tall, with blonde hair and wearing dark-framed, round glasses.

Melaina is described as 3.5-4 feet tall, with dark shoulder-length hair.

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