RCMP searching for missing Regina woman who may have been abducted

Stephanie Bruch – Photo submitted by Saskatchewan RCMP

Saskatchewan RCMP are searching for 30-year-old Regina woman who went missing on Saturday and may have been abducted.

Officers began the investigation after a friend of Stephanie Bruch, 30, told Regina police she had received a concerning message from Bruch via Facebook. Regina police then notified the RCMP of their concerns.

RCMP have identified 29-year-old Kelly Baht as the primary suspect in Bruch’s disappearance. Officers from the Melville, Wynyard, Fort Qu’Appelle and Punnichy detachments, along with members of RCMP Police Dog Services and the Saskatoon Police Service Air Support Unit, are participating in the search.

Saskatoon police identified Baht’s vehicle in an abandoned field south of Ituna on Hwy 10 shortly before 3:40 p.m. Neither Baht nor Bruch were located with the vehicle.

Baht was seen at a residence in Melville at around 3:17 p.m. A female resident told police she discovered him going through her vehicle. He drove off in an older white or light grey truck after a short conversation.

Kelly Baht – Photo submitted by Saskatchewan RCMP

The truck has a small ATV in the box. There is no license plate available at this time.

Baht is described as six feet tall, and around 158 lbs. He has a medium build, light brown hair, and blue eyes. No clothing description is available at this time.

Police have advised the public not to approach Baht if seen, and instead call 911.Residents with information about Bruch or Baht can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. They can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit – South is overseeing the investigation.