Missing Quebec girl, 10, found in B.C.
Published Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:54PM EDT
A 10-year-old Quebec girl who police say was kidnapped by two years ago has been found safe and sound in British Columbia.
The girl's father learned on Friday that B.C. authorities had located his daughter after she called 911 from the Broadway SkyTrain station in Vancouver.
The girl has been missing since January 2007. An arrest warrant was issued for a female suspect in 2008.
The father must now travel to Vancouver to prove to the B.C. Ministry of Children and Families that he has sole custody of his daughter in order to bring her home.
"I'm very happy that I know where she is and I'm scared that I'm going to lose her again," he told CTV British Columbia on Tuesday.
Investigators believe the girl had been living in East Vancouver and walked more than 40 blocks to get help.
"Our officers arrived on the scene and found a young girl crying in front of the station," Vancouver police Const. Tom Seaman told CTV British Columbia. "Now this young girl had called 911 to report that she had run away from home."
Police say the girl told them that she had moved from Quebec to B.C. and had run away from home and didn't want to return.
Vancouver police are investigating the abuse allegations and say that no charges have been laid.
Pina Arcamone of Enfant-Retour Quebec said both the girl and her father will need counselling to help them overcome the fact that they have been separated for two years.
With reports from CTV British Columbia, CTV Montreal and The Canadian Press