The 37-year-old woman was last seen at a take-out restaurant on Fourth Avenue West near First Street around 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and there are reports of her walking in the vicinity of Martindale Road and Vansickle Road North a couple of hours later.
At this point police are requesting anyone with security cameras or dashcams to check their video footage to see if they have images of the missing woman.
Very few details of the disappearance are being released to protect the integrity of the investigation, but Crime Stoppers is making an urgent appeal for anyone with information to call Niagara Regional Police or the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-8477. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.
Blagdon retired in 2016 as a M/Cpl. after 14 years in Army, including a tour in Afghanistan. She is white, 5-feet, 4-inches, slim build with dirty blonde hair and tattoos.
Police and her family are concerned for her welfare and are asking the public’s assistance to find her. Investigators are particularly asking those with surveillance cameras of any type to search images between 8 p.m. on December 31 and 6 p.m. on January 2.
While at the take-out shop, Blagdon was driving a lime green colored Jeep which may have also been recorded on security cameras. The vehicle is not missing.
Ms. Blagdon is originally from Nova Scotia and enlisted with the Canadian Forced in Sydney, Nova Scotia in August 2002. She served with dedication as an Army supply technician and was recognized for distinguished service.
Known to family and friends as “Trina” she also participated in military exercises in several countries in addition to her time in Afghanistan.
Crime Stoppers of Niagara pays rewards of up to $2,000 for tips that solve cases and the program is hopeful someone will call and provide a critical piece of information that can help bring Trina home safely.