A 42-year-old woman who was wanted for the kidnapping of her three children was found by Ottawa police on Wednesday afternoon and taken into custody.
Ottawa police confirmed that they had located Yanna Mavraganis on Wednesday, along with her three children, Maximos, Maya and Marina. The Sûreté du Québec had announced on Tuesday they believed Mavraganis was in Ontario and had been staying in shelters in the area.
All three children are “in good health,” according to Sûreté spokesperson Claude Denis, and were with social services before being returned to their father.
Quebec police said that Mavraganis is scheduled to appear in court in Gatineau on Thursday.
Neither police department was able to say where the family was located in Ottawa.
Quebec provincial police say a woman wanted for abducting her three young children could be in Ontario.
The Sûreté du Québec says the 42-year-old woman was accused of abducting her eight-year-old son, and two daughters, aged eight and five, in the Gatineau, Que., area in April.
They say she might be in Ontario, where she may have gone to a women’s shelter.
Police say Yanna Mavraganis could be travelling in a dark blue Toyota Matrix with the licence plate G32 JME.
She is described as 5-foot-4, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Investigators say anyone who sees her should call 911.