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UPDATE: RCMP report missing Central Alberta family of six located safely

The Mani family last talked to family on April 3, but have not been seen since late March

Rimbey RCMP said early Wednesday morning that the six members Mani family have been located safe.

Tuesday, police were looking for a Ponoka County family, whose minivan was found abandoned in Calgary, and believed to possibly be in southern B.C.

The Mani family was last known to be living near Meridian Beach in Ponoka County, Rimbey RCMP said in a statement Tuesday (April 9).

According to police, 39-year-old Winnie Mani spoke with family members over the phone on April 3, though her and the rest of her immediate family’s whereabouts at the time were unknown and haven’t been confirmed since mid-March.

The family’s vehicle, a 2013 black Dodge Durango registered to Winnie Mani, was found on March 28 by the Calgary Police Service in Calgary, apparently abandoned in a private parking lot in the city’s southeast near the Bow Habitat Station.