Troubled woman missing since April 2

Record staff
Staff Writer

A Sherbrooke woman with an extensive history of criminal activity and mental illness has gone missing, leaving behind her personal possessions and medication. Évelyne Monast, a diagnosed schizophrenic, left her residence without giving any warning earlier this month, and Sherbrooke Police are advising that she can become dangerous to herself and others when off her medication. In July 2015 Monast was arrested for trying to steal handbags on McManamy St. In light of a psychiatric report prepared in the case, the court concluded that Monast’s mental state was severely disturbed because of her untreated schizophrenia. Monast had stopped taking her medication several months prior to her actions. Previously, in May 2011, Monast had attacked a man who was walking along Papineau St. with his son in a stroller with a brick and was subsequently sentenced to 15 months in prison. Monast was last seen on April 2 just before 10:00 am. This is not the first time she has disappeared without notice and has previously been found in the Quebec City area. Monast is a heavily-built woman, 6’ 1” tall and weighing 195 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair and has tattoos of a death’s head on her shoulder and a heart on her forearm. She is 32 years of age and is most likely wearing dark gray jogging pants and a blue t-shirt.