An eight-year-old boy named Gabriel McCallum has gone missing after last being seen in Gorham Township in Ontario, Canada. Police, who issued an Amber Alert for Gabriel, are looking for a suspect they’ve identified as Lynda McCallum.
Ontario Police issued the following Amber Alert statement on Twitter:
“#BREAKING: (RT) ***MISSING*** Ontario Prov Police have issued an #AmberAlert for 8-year-old Gabriel McCallum who was last seen on the Copenhagen Rd in the Gorham Township in Ontario, Canada”
“Suspect is 47-year-old Lynda McCallum who is driving a silver vehicle with a loud exhaust”
What do we know so far?
According to Global News Canada, Gabriel is described as being “white, 3-feet 6-inches tall, 60 pounds, [with] black hair” and was last seen “wearing faded grey jeans, long sleeve Canada shirt and camouflage rubber boots.” He was also described as being eight-years-old.
Lynda McCallum was identified as being 47-years-old and was described as “white, 5-feet 2-inches tall, 130 pounds, [with] blonde/brown hair” and was last seen “wearing black pants and a blue plaid shirt.”
Both were last seen in a silver vehicle driving on Copenhagen Road in Gorham Township.
Although they appear to share the same last name, any relationship between Lynda and Gabriel was not identified by officials.
People will information about the whereabouts of the two are asked to contact local authorities. Anyone who sees the child in the area is asked to call 911.
UPDATE: According to CBC, the Amber Alert has been canceled with Gabriel being found safe, as confirmed to a notice issued to newsrooms and on Twitter. Both the Niagara Regional Police Service and the Kingston Police issued the same statement on Twitter:
“#Ontario #AMBERAlert Cancelled. Child has been #located.”