A Saskatoon woman will face charges in the U.S. and Canada after she allegedly transported her son illegally across the border.
Dawn Walker, 48, and her son were reported missing on July 24. Her truck and belongings were found the next morning at Chief Whitecap Park in Saskatoon.
Following the discovery, police and volunteers spent days combing the park and the adjacent South Saskatchewan River for any sign of Walker or her son.
On Friday, police announced Walker and son were safely located in Oregon City, Oregon.
During a news conference on Monday, Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) said while the missing person investigation is winding down a criminal investigation is in its early stages.
SPS Deputy Chief Randy Huisman told reporters that Walker is scheduled to appear U.S. court on Monday.
Huisman said she faces two charges related to “false identity documents” she allegedly used.
He also said SPS is charging walker with abduction in contravention of a custody order and public mischief. Huisman said there may be further charges.
He said that Walker’s son has been returned to a legal guardian in Canada.
The search for Walker largely focsued on the South Saskatchewan River, which runs through the park where her truck and belongings were found.
In addition to an extensive ground search, police and volunteers looked for signs of Walker and her son by air and sonar-equipped boat.