This morning at approximately 6:45 am, members of the North Battleford Detachment received information from workers in a remote, industrial area within the city limits, of a vehicle parked off a paved road in some bushes. The vehicle matched the description of the missing vehicle in the Amber Alert.
Members attended to the area with EMS personnel and located the subject of the Amber Alert inside the vehicle.
The child was located conscious and taken to hospital to be examined and reunited with her family. She has since been discharged from hospital.
The vehicle was located and reported to police in response to the Amber Alert. It is not known at this time how long the vehicle was in the area before it was located or where else it may have travelled.
We currently do not have any suspects in custody, however this investigation remains ongoing with assistance from Major Crime – North, North Battleford GIS and Forensic Identification Sections.
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UPDATE – EMMA O’KEEFFE LOCATED SAFE
The Amber Alert issued last night has been cancelled. The subject of the alert was located safe within the City of North Battleford. The child was found at approximately 6:45 a.m. and is being provided with medical attention at this time. Saskatchewan RCMP wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.
Further updates will be provided as they become available later this morning.
An AMBER ALERT has been issued by the North Battleford RCMP regarding Emma O’Keeffe, a 6 year old female. . She was last seen wearing a navy-blue, long sleeve t-shirt, black jeans, pink socks, no shoes, wearing a diaper.
Emma suffers from epilepsy and autism. She is non-verbal and unable to walk.
Police believe the child was taken by:
At this time, police have no description of the suspect.
The abduction is believed to have occurred outside a strip mall at 11204 Railway Ave. North Battleford, Saskatchewan
The suspect is believed to be driving a dark grey 2010, Mercedes Benz GL350 Bluetec SUV with Saskatchewan license plate 897 HMX. (see photo) The direction of travel is unknown at this time.
Further to the Amber Alert, investigators have learned that 6-year-old Emma O’Keeffe requires medication every 12 hours. She requires this medication to be taken in a strict time frame. Missing a dose could lead to extreme medical distress.
Investigators would also like to alert gas stations across western Canada to be on the look out for this stolen SUV. The vehicle will require gas and may attempt to stop and fill up at some point.
If you have information about this child, call 911 or 1-877-SOAMBER or 1-877-762-6237 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org