As an Amber Alert for two allegedly abducted siblings in B.C. stretches into its seventh day, their family is opening up about the devastating impact of the children’s absence.
On Tuesday, Surrey RCMP released new photos of Aurora Bolton, 8, and 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton—along with a message from the pair’s family.
“They are so much more than ‘missing children,’ more than a few photos,” the statement reads.
“Their home, routine, friends, best friends, many cousins, aunties, uncles and grandparents miss them more than can be expressed.”
The children are at the centre of an Amber Alert that was launched on July 19—two days after the siblings were supposed to return from a scheduled vacation with their mother, Verity Bolton.
On Monday, Surrey RCMP released new details about two men believed to be travelling with Verity Bolton’s—her 53-year-old boyfriend Abraxas Glazov and her 74-year-old father Robert Bolton. Investigators also said they believe the alleged abduction was pre-planned, and that the children have likely been moved “off the grid.”
The following day, the children’s family turned the spotlight away from the search—focusing instead on what makes the siblings so special.