Alberta RCMP continues searching for two Cochrane girls who have been missing for more than three weeks.
Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak, five, and Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak, two, are believed to be with their aunt Alison O’Driscoll, 38, and grandmother Therese O’Driscoll, 68.
RCMP are investigating this disappearance as an abduction, involving the aunt and grandmother.
“Investigators have been working around the clock to locate the girls and bring them home,” Alberta RCMP said in a release Thursday.
Police believe the children are with Allison and Therese O’Driscoll and that the family is receiving assistance from others to prevent them from being found.
“The RCMP want to send a clear message to those that are assisting, that even if they believe they are acting in their best interests of the children, any assistance provided that contributes to the abduction is a criminal offence and the RCMP will investigate those involved and charges may be laid. Any assistance being provided is only exasperating the situation,” said police.
“Police have not stopped investigating and won’t stop until they locate the children.”
Five-year-old Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak is described as Caucasian, with blue eyes, long blond hair and a slim build. She is four feet tall and weighs 60 pounds. Her two-year-old sister Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak is also described as Caucasian, with blue eyes, long blond hair and a slim build. Wyatt is three feet tall and weighs 40 pounds.
Their grandmother Therese is described as Caucasian, with blue eyes, medium grey hair and a slim build. She is five-foot-two and 119 pounds. Alison is described as Caucasian, with blue eyes, long brown hair and a slim build. She is five-foot-three and 119 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.