Police say Edmonton's teenage girl, first reported missing more than a week ago, was found safe in Oregon on Saturday. ..
A man from Olegan, 41, was arrested. Edmonton police have charged for seducing a child under the Criminal Code of Canada, but more will be prosecuted as the investigation progresses, including charges from other police agencies. There is a possibility, Insp said. Brent Darsade of the Major Crimes Division of EPS at a press conference on Saturday morning.
"This was a thorough investigation from the beginning," says Dahlseide .
"This is a happy ending for a thorough and intensive investigation. It was a very heavy week for family and friends who didn't even know where the [kid] was."
Edmonton Police have partnered with several police agencies, including the US Customs and Border Protection, Gladstone Police (Oregon), Oregon City Police , and the FBI.
A 13-year-old girl took a bus to school on June 24, but learned that her family did not attend classes and did not return home that afternoon. Later, she was reported missing.
Her family and friends search the neighborhood, form Facebook groups, post on social media, distribute pamphlets, place children, and get information about her or her whereabouts. Pushed to find. The name and face of the sign.
According to the Alberta Government website, police can trigger an Amber Alert only if the following four criteria are met:
- A person with a disability has been kidnapped
- Someone is at risk of serious harm or death
- With sufficient explanatory information, the general public is that person, the kidnapper, Or you can identify the means of transportation
- There is a reasonable expectation that one of the kidnapped persons may be returned, or the kidnapper was arrested.
Initially, police had no evidence to suggest that the teenager was with someone else, police said in a Saturday news release.
Finally, Edmonton police gathered enough information to begin drafting the Amber Alert. But then they learned that the girl was abroad. So it was no longer feasible because she was out of jurisdiction.
At this point, police believe the Oregon man was in Edmonton, Darsade said. Police confirmed that he and the girl were in contact via a social media platform — Dahlseide didn't know which was — but how the two were in direct contact. I do not understand.
Police also do not know how the girl was involved across the border. The
girl is in a children's hospital in Oregon for preventive tests, police said.
Her family is currently flying to Oregon to take her to her home.