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Mother Flees to Save Baby
July 11, 2007 permalink
Police are looking for a mother, Jessilyn Paulhus, who has left Toronto with her baby. If she is found, her baby, Ryan Tenhave, will be taken and she will likely never see him again. If she keeps the baby, she will have to live in the shadows where it will be hard to get food for him. Will anyone suggest an amnesty to save this boy?
Police Search For Mother And Missing 5-Month-Old Boy
He's just an infant, too young to know the fuss his presence - and absence - has caused. But Toronto Police have issued a notice about him, and are hoping you know where he - and his missing mother - is. They're concerned about 20-year-old Jessilyn Paulhus and her son Ryan Tenhave. The reason - the boy is only five months old and but weighs just 12 lbs. The Children's Aid Society had been monitoring the child until June 29th - when the mother and the kid suddenly disappeared from the Sherbourne and Carlton St. area.
Police aren't accusing the young mom of anything, but say they're worried about the welfare of the baby. "There's a warrant to apprehend the child," Detective Hugh Wong tells CityNews.ca. "The child would be taken into custody" as a safety precaution so the C.A.S. could continue to reassure itself the infant's in good condition.
Paulhus's mother lives out west and police here think she may have gone to either Calgary or B.C. But they need to find little Ryan to be sure he's O.K. The 20-year-old shouldn't be hard to spot. She has several distinguishing features that would be hard to hide. She's described as:
- 115 lbs.,
- Light-brown hair shaved on the left side and longer on the right side
- Pierced tongue.
The 5-month-old is:
- 12 lbs.,
- Light-brown hair,
- Blue eyes
- Fair complexion.
Cops were only informed of their absence a few days ago when the C.A.S. confirmed they were gone. If you know where they are now, call (416) 808-5100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (416) 222-TIPS.
Addendum: Police have found the pair. As usual in this kind of case, they were astonished to find that the mother had not harmed her own baby.
Missing mom and son found
July 13, 2007, By DOUG MCINTYRE
Cops have located a Toronto mother and her infant son reported missing earlier this week.
Toronto police enlisted the help of their Calgary colleagues after Jessilyn Paulhus, 20, and her five-month-old son Ryan Tenhave went missing last Friday.
At the time, it was believed the pair were headed to, or already in, Calgary or B.C.
Although police initially had concerns about the welfare of the infant, both mother and son were found unharmed.
Source: Calgary Sun