Dad in Am­ber Alert to be sent to Quebec

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS - — The Cana­dian Press

The fa­ther of a six-year-old boy who was the sub­ject of an Am­ber Alert this week ap­peared by video in an On­tario court Saturday and will be trans­ferred back to Quebec.

The boy van­ished from St-Eus­tache, Que., on Thurs­day and was found un­in­jured with an adult man when he was ap­pre­hended in On­tario nearly 24 hours later. By then, the body of the boy’s mother had also been dis­cov­ered in the fam­ily home in St-Eus­tache, north of Mon­treal.

The fa­ther, who can­not be named be­cause the boy is now in pro­tec­tive cus­tody, is ex­pected to be trans­ferred back to Quebec ei­ther later Saturday or on Monday.

In Quebec, mean­while, pro­vin­cial po­lice are comb­ing an area around Lachute for a miss­ing 71-year-old man who was in pos­ses­sion of the car the fa­ther had driven to On­tario. It was re­port­edly the third car he had driven since the Am­ber Alert had been is­sued.

Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Claude De­nis says a ground and air search is un­der­way for Yvon La­casse, adding that find­ing him is a top pri­or­ity for the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Po­lice were ask­ing the pub­lic for help in find­ing him.

Po­lice have spec­u­lated that the child’s fa­ther may have dropped La­casse off some­where along the way as he fled to east­ern On­tario.

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