The Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch advise that both 5-year-old Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak and 2-year-old Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak were located safe yesterday evening in the Columbia Valley, B.C.
The RCMP Serious Crimes Branch continue to investigate the disappearance of 5-year-old Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak and 2-year-old Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak.
Investigators believe they have not left Canada and still believe the children are in the company of their grandmother, Therese O’Driscoll (68) and their aunt Alison O’Driscoll (38), all from the Cochrane area. They were all last seen at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the children’s rural home near Cochrane.
Updated descriptions of the children:
Leonine O’Driscoll-Zak (5) is described as:
Long blond hair
106 cm, 3 feet 6 inches tall
20.4 kg, 45 lbs
Wyatt O’Driscoll-Zak (2) is described as:
Long blond hair
76 cm, 2 feet 6 inches tall
16 kg, 35 lbs
Investigators understand that there are many people who are sympathetic to the custody situation of these children. RCMP are imploring anyone with information to please contact them.
RCMP believe the O’Driscoll’s are receiving assistance to avoid apprehension. The RCMP is making a request of anyone who may be assisting the O’Driscoll’s in hiding the children to contact police.
Those assisting the O’Driscoll’s may believe they are acting in the best interests of the children; however, those who assist in the commission of a criminal offence can be charged criminally with aiding and abetting.
If you have any information in relation to their current location, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.