Amber Alert issued in Ontario for 11-month-old from Ottawa
An Amber Alert has been issued for an 11-month-old girl who was last seen in Ottawa early Friday. At around 3:50 a.m. at the request of the Ottawa Police Service, officials issued an Amber Alert for Abby Mathewsie. It was alleged in the Amber Alert that the girl was abducted from the area of Pinecrest Road and Carling Avenue at around 1:55 a.m. by a woman named Miriam. Ottawa police reported in a tweet that the baby “may be” with the woman, who was initially identified as her grandmother. However, shortly after 6:30 a.m., Ottawa police issued a correction that investigators “do not believe Abby to be with her grandmother.” Abby was last seen with her mother on Thursday in the same area she was taken early Friday, police said. Mathewsie was described as being around two feet tall, weighing around 20 pounds, and having short black hair, brown eyes and black hair with a feeding tube in her nose. She was last seen wearing a navy blue Montreal Canadiens onesie. Photos of the 11-month-old and the suspect were released early Friday. Miriam was described as being 70 years old and around five-foot-six, weighing around 130 pounds, and having grey hair. She was last seen wearing a winter coat. It was initially reported the two might be travelling in a silver vehicle, but an update released by Amber Alert Ontario removed the vehicle’s colour. Global News contacted Ottawa police to get more information about the incident, but a spokesperson said an update wasn’t immediately available. Anyone who sees Mathewsie and/or Miriam was asked to call 911 immediately.