Toronto police locate 8-year-old boy and his mother
Published Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:58PM EDT
Toronto police say they have located an eight-year-old boy and his mother, both of whom had been reported missing.
Police issued an Amber Alert around 6:30 p.m. local time, which remained in effect for five hours. Toronto police then issued a news release at 11:30 p.m. to say that both Joshua Low and his mother, Jessica Yi Qing Low-Zheng, had been located.
The statement did not provide further details. A second statement repeated an appeal from earlier in the evening, asking anyone with information to call Toronto police at 416-808-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.
Toronto Police Const. Tony Vella told CP24 earlier Saturday evening that Joshua's father first called police on April 13, when Low-Zheng left the family home with the boy.
But it wasn't until police received additional information a week later that they decided to issue an Amber Alert.
An Amber Alert is an emergency bulletin issued across the province -- or Canada, depending on the case -- when police believe a missing child may have been kidnapped.