Two missing Manitoba children have been found safe, RCMP say.
Police said Tuesday afternoon that the brother and sister from southwestern Manitoba were located in Bathurst, New Brunswick, with their father and are headed back to Manitoba.
The kids were initially reported missing when they didn’t return to their mother’s house on Saturday after visiting their father, who didn’t show up for work on Monday.
Before they were safely located, RCMP’s Tara Seel told 680 CJOB’s Connecting Winnipeg that police are very worried about the well-being of all three missing people, and although the case doesn’t fit the criteria to issue an Amber Alert, investigators are still taking it very seriously.
“We need to have confirmed evidence that there’s imminent threat to the safety of the children (to issue an alert),” Seel said, “and that’s not present here.
“There’s no indication at this time that their father intends them any harm.
“We’re doing all those things we would do in the normal course of a missing persons investigation, and one of those things is reaching out to the public … asking for help spreading the word and get a whole bunch of eyes looking for these people.”