Missing Cochrane girls found safe, grandmother and aunt charged

Cochrane RCMP are looking for Therese O'Driscoll, 68, who is believed to be with Alison O'Driscoll, 38, and five-year-old Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak and two-year-old Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak. (Contributed photo)

Two relatives of the Cochrane girls, who had been missing for about a month, have been charged with child abduction and forcible confinement.

Five-year-old Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak and two-year-old Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak were reported missing March 12. It was believed they were in the company of their grandmother Therese O’Driscoll, 68, and their aunt Alison O’Driscoll, 38.

The Alberta RCMP serious crimes branch located the two young girls safe in Columbia Valley, B.C. Thursday evening. The children are being cared for by children services, police said Friday.

The grandmother and aunt have been charged with forcible confinement, abduction of a person under 14 years old and abduction in contravention of a parenting order.

Police say processes are underway to have both of the accused returned to Alberta.



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Cochrane RCMP are looking for Alison O'Driscoll, 38, who is believed to be with Therese O'Driscoll, 68, and five-year-old Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak and two-year-old Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak. (Contributed photo)

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