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CANADA MACDERMID CHILDREN: Missing from Jordan, ON - Sept 2019 - Age 5, 10, 11, 13 *Found Safe*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Amber Alert Issued for Five Children After Father Allegedly Abducts Them

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    The Niagara Regional Police in Canada issued an Amber Alert after five children were apparently abducted from the Niagara Region on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

    The Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada, is located near the U.S.-Canada border between Toronto and Buffalo, New York.

    According to City News, the five children are named as Magnus, 14, Eska, 13, Sovereign, 11, Mattias, 10, and Evalyn, 5.

    They are believed to be with their father, Ian MacDermid, and police said that they were reported missing in the past 24 hours by local family and child services.

    Officials said the children were taken from their home in Jordan, Ontario, between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25, according to Yahoo Canada.

    The five kids are subject to a temporary custody order after their father failed to return them home, officials said.

    Police said that they are concerned about the wellbeing of the children.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/amber...er-father-allegedly-abducts-them_3103219.html
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Dad of five missing kids spotted alone in Niagara Region

    The father wanted in the alleged abduction of his five children was spotted Tuesday in Niagara Region alone.

    Niagara Regional Police said Wednesday morning that Ian MacDermid was “observed within the Niagara Region” at 5 p.m. Tuesday driving a 2002, red 4-door Toyota Camry with Ontario licence plate CJMB 976.

    Cops noted “the children were not with him at the time.”

    Police say the 49-year-old took the children from the family home in Jordan, west of St. Catharines, sometime between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25, in contravention to a temporary custody order.

    “As a result of an investigation by our child abuse unit, concern for their safety and welfare became apparent.”

    Gavin declined to elaborate due to the nature of the investigation.

    https://torontosun.com/news/crime/amber-alert-father-wanted-in-abduction-of-five-children



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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Why did the Amber Alert in Ontario expire if the children are still missing?

    It was standard practice for an Amber Alert to expire even though the five Ontario children whose disappearance prompted it had not been found, police say.

    The alert was issued Tuesday afternoon, for five children who had allegedly been abducted by their father.

    Niagara Regional Police say the five MacDermid siblings – 14-year-old Magnus, 13-year-old Eska, 11-year-old Sovereign, 10-year-old Mattias and five-year-old Evalyn – are believed to have been taken from their family home by 49-year-old Ian MacDermid.

    He lives in the community of Jordan in Lincoln, Ont., which is located approximately 50 kilometres east of Hamilton. Although he and the siblings' mother lived together, police alleged that MacDermid was contravening a temporary custody order by failing to return the children.

    Police said late Tuesday night that although the children had not been found, the alert had expired. This prompted widespread confusion on social media, with many people questioning why the alert was not being continued.

    "How could an Amber Alert 'expire' if the children or the person responsible for taking them haven't been located?" one Twitter user asked.

    Although the expiry is unusual, police say it was part of the system working as intended, as alerts in Ontario typically expire after five hours or less. The exact expiry time depends on the circumstances of the case.

    "The Amber Alert completed its goal in notifying the community and bringing attention to the matter," police spokesperson Const. Phil Gavin told CTVNews.ca via email Wednesday.

    "The reality is, if the kids are still in danger, then why wouldn't the focus, the media, the police … continue?" he said in an interview with CTVNews.ca via telephone on Wednesday.

    "At five hours and one minute, are they less in danger than they were before?"

    As for why the alert was issued Tuesday when the children had not been seen for at least a week – police believe the alleged abduction happened sometime between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 – Gavin said the case had only come to the attention of police on Monday, when a missing persons' report was filed.

    "As a result of the subsequent investigation by our child abuse unit there was a concern for the welfare and safety of the children," Gavin said.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/why-d...e-if-the-children-are-still-missing-1.4620187
     
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  5. Canucklady

    Canucklady Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for posting for us northerners! This is very close to where I live and we are so lucky it had a very quick and happy ending.

    Thanks goodness for the Amber Alert system.
     

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