Dad in Amber Alert to be sent to Quebec
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.