Medicine Hat Police asking residents to check yards and sheds for missing woman

Medicine Hat, Alberta – The Medicine Hat Police Service continues to investigate disappearance of a local woman, Jennifer Chemelli-Magnus, who was last seen on December 30, 2022, and request assistance from the community to further the investigation.

It has been determined that Jennifer left her Medicine Hat residence on foot in the early evening hours of December 30, 2022. At approximately 6:30 pm, she was observed on a security camera at the Parkview Liquor Cabinet located on 20 Street Northeast. After completing her purchase Jennifer exits the store is seen walking through the parking lot of the strip mall at 717 20 Street NE, then proceed on foot eastbound towards 8th Avenue NE and north on 8 Avenue NE, on the west side of the road. About halfway between 20 Street NE and 21 Street NE, Jennifer is last seen on video crossing 8 Avenue NE towards the east. This is the last visual sign of Jennifer and her whereabouts after are unknown. To date, several investigational avenues have been explored including multiple physical searches of parks, green spaces, alleys, and fields in the area where she was last seen.

Investigators are actively following up on tips provided and request that homeowners in and around the area of Northeast Crescent Heights, specifically 20 Street NE and 8 Avenue NE check their properties, including sheds, garages, or any vehicles for any signs of Jennifer. In addition, homeowners are asked to check security video from December 30, 2022 around 6:40 pm, for any signs of Jennifer in and around their area.

A photo of Jennifer is attached and she is described as a Caucasian female,53 years of age, 5’3 tall, 120-130 lbs, with dark hair. She was last seen wearing a black bomber style jacket, black and white (snakeskin pattern) leggings, with black knee-high mukluks with tassels, a white scarf, black shoulder style purse, and was carrying a black single use plastic bag.

Jennifer Chemelli-Magnus
Jennifer Chemelli-Magnus

Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact the MHPS at 403-529-8481 or submit a tip through the MHPS website ( or mobile app.

Medicine Hat Police Service

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