Ab­ducted child walked to nearby farm

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

Po­lice say a Saskatchewan girl ab­ducted from a play­ground last week was dropped off in a wooded area out­side the city of Prince Al­bert.

Insp. Ja­son Stonechild says the eight-year-old girl walked from the woods to a nearby farm where the owner called po­lice.

“RCMP of­fi­cers and mem­bers from our ser­vice im­me­di­ately at­tended to this farm­yard where of­fi­cers were able to con­firm that we had lo­cated our sub­ject of the Am­ber Alert,” Stonechild said Wed­nes­day. “The vic­tim was im­me­di­ately taken to Vic­to­ria Hos­pi­tal by our mem­bers for proper as­sess­ment.”

He says a ca­nine unit fol­lowed the girl’s foot­steps back to the woods to fig­ure out where she had been aban­doned. He wouldn’t say how far of a walk it was to the farm or how long the girl had been on her own.

An Am­ber Alert was is­sued July 4 af­ter the girl dis­ap­peared from a Prince Al­bert school play­ground.

Po­lice said the girl was play­ing by her­self when a man en­tered the park. He was seen on video, ob­tained from the school, hang­ing around for about 15 min­utes un­til the child left and he fol­lowed.

Po­lice said he was seen talk­ing to the girl against a school wall, then grabbed her and put her into the back seat of his car.

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