Stranger Homicide or someone who knew her: 50/50:
SQ searches for missing woman north of Montreal
Updated: Wed Sep. 02 2009 6:00:29 PM
The Surete du Quebec says it fears for the safety of a woman whose car was abandoned with the engine running Sunday morning near her home.
62-year-old Micheline Charron was last seen in her home in Entrelacs, about 100 kilometres north of Montreal.
Fifty people have spent three days searching a wooded area.
Her family is puzzled by the disappearance.
Charron's sister Monique says she was not depressed, did not drink, and did not have any money problems.
"We miss her a lot," said Monique. "We just want her back with us."
Charron was last heard from near midnight Saturday, when she called a friend to say she was nervous.
The friend came to Charron's home and found the door open, the lights on, and her dog barking, but no sign of Charron.
A neighbour says she saw Charron driving away Saturday night, and that she was moving much faster than usual.
Police officers found Charron's Hyundai Accent in a ditch near her home the next morning.
"The car was running, the keys were inside and the purse was on the passenger seat. Everything was in it," said Sgt. Benoit Richard of the SQ.
People in the town of Entrelacs find the disappearance shocking, because Charron was known as a pillar of the community.
She volunteered at the local food bank and could be regularly seen walking her dog.
Charron is described as 5'4", 141 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the SQ at 1-800-659-4264.