A Father & His Daughter Are Missing After A Court Ordered Him To Return Her To Her Mom
Police believe he is "actively evading" them.
A father and his 7-year-old daughter are missing and police are hoping the public can help in their search for the pair.
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP said both police officers and family have not been able to contact Jesse or Violet Bennet since they were reported missing on January 23.
According to police, on January 20, Victoria Family Law Court ordered Jesse to return Violet the same day to her mother as per a joint custody agreement.
"To date, police and family have not been able to make contact with Jesse or Violet Bennet. We believe that Jesse Bennet is actively evading police and is in breach of the custody order, requiring him to return Violet to her mother," said Sgt. Trevor Busch of the North Cowichan RCMP.
Jesse is described as a Caucasian man, 36 years old, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He possibly has a shaved head or is wearing a hat, and has a beard, police said.
Violet is described as a Caucasian girl weighing 50 to 60 pounds, approximately 4 feet tall, with blue eyes and "big natural curly hair."
Those with information about Jesse or Violet’s whereabouts are asked to contact the police in their jurisdiction, or the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.