The Alberta Mounted Police are searching for a boy believed to have been abducted by his father.
Three-year-old Elijah Nyhus was supposed to be returned to his mother on the afternoon of December 24 as part of a court order, but he was not handed over.
Wetaskiwin RCMP said that the Court of the Queen’s Court of Alberta had issued that order on December 23.
The Alberta RCMP has enlisted the assistance of the Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) and the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), as well as the assistance of municipal law enforcement agencies in Alberta to exhaust efforts to locate the father and son.
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Wetaskiwin RCMP does not believe the child is in danger of serious harm or death and as such has not met the criteria for an Amber Alert to be issued at this time.
A court order has been issued against Malin Anthony Nyhus, 35. He is described as 6′-6’3 ”, 186 lbs – 230 lbs with a medium build, blond with hazel eyes.
Elijah is 3’5 ”tall, slim, and has red hair and brown eyes.
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The couple were last seen in Red Deer, Alta., On Christmas Eve night.
Nyhus is believed to be driving an older model 2007 white Pontiac Grand Prix displaying British Columbia registration: LRO-91K. The license plate may have been replaced by an unregistered Alberta license plate: CKY-4592.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Malin or Elijah, please contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7200 or the local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or using the “P3 Tips” application available through the Apple application or Google Play Store.
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