Dawn Walker’s sister said she was overjoyed to learn she is returning home to Canada.
On Tuesday, a U.S. judge ordered Walker be returned to Canada to face charges of abduction in contravention of a custody order and public mischief.
Walker and her son were reported missing on July 24. They were found in a rental unit in Oregon City, Ore. on Aug. 5.
In early August, Walker said in a statement to the Canadian Press that “nothing was done” after she reported domestic abuse to police and child protection authorities.
Saskatoon police previously said any previous allegations made by Walker were thoroughly investigated and no charges were laid as a result.
In the U.S., Walker is charged with a felony offence related to “false statements” in the use of a passport identifying another person. She is also charged with a misdemeanor offence related to possession of an identification document that is stolen or produced without lawful authority.
Both the U.S. prosecutor and defence lawyer consented to Walker’s release back to Canada.
Saskatoon Police Service told Global News that Walker will be turned over to its custody in the coming days and will later make a court appearance, but did not specify a date.
Saskatchewan RCMP said the provost unit will facilitate the transport of Walker, which follows routine protocol.
“It was literally the answer to our prayers,” Kathy Walker, Dawn’s sister said about her return. “Just the thought of her being in a U.S. jail was really hard to even imagine what she was going through.”
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