The Ontario Provincial Police just issued an Amber Alert for a missing 8-year-old boy named Gabriel McCallum. The boy is said to have gone missing in the Thunder Bay area. A repeat of the Amber Alert was sent out minutes later, urging the public to report any details they may have on the missing boy to 9-1-1.
The boy was last seen with his mother Lynda McCallum, who is also the suspect. They were driving in a silver car with a loud exhaust on Copenhagen Road in the Gorham Township.
ONTARIO AMBER ALERT IN EFFECT pic.twitter.com/qJod9JnATM— AMBER Alert Ontario (@AMBERAlertONT) May 14, 2018
Gabriel is described as Caucasian, feet and 6 inches tall. He was wearing faded jeans and a long sleeve Canada shirt at the time of his disappearance.
The Amber Alert was also issued via the new nationwide cellphone emergency alert system that was tested last week.
Meanwhile, parents of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, the ten-year-old boy who went missing on March 12th, have just announced their plan to ramp up their search and keep their son in the public eye. Large yellow billboards have been put up in the Montreal neighbourhood where Kouakou was last seen.
The boy's father, Frederic Kouakou, is convinced that the boy was abducted. He's working to convince Montreal's Mayor to enlist the help of special investigators for child abduction cases. Police have theories that his son fell into a river and drowned.
New billboard up at the corner of Henri-Bourassa W and de l’Acadie. There’s another at Sauvé. May 12th will mark 2 months since 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou went missing from Ahuntsic-Cartierville in #montreal. Call info crime if you know anything. Number in the picture. pic.twitter.com/F4umPPDYrV— Tina Tenneriello (@Tinatenneriello) May 9, 2018
Anyone with information that could be helpful in the search for Gabriel McCallum or Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.
Ongoing story, more updates to come.