Police say a missing nine-year-old Vancouver boy has been found safe more than 2,500 kilometres away in Phoenix, Ariz. after he was allegedly abducted by his mother earlier this month.
The child was reported missing on Friday, March 9 after his father, who shares custody of the boy, went to pick him up from school, but he wasn’t there.
Police were called in soon after and detectives with the Vancouver Police Department’s Special Investigations Section took over the case.
With the help of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the VPD were able to track down child, his mother and his younger sister on Tuesday.
The boy’s mother, Shawna Puja Chaudhary, has been taken into custody and is expected to be extradited to Canada.
Crown Counsel in B.C. has already approved charges against her in connection with the alleged abduction. Vancouver police say they will take her into custody…
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