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March 23, 2008 permalink
Once again, when you see a young mother caring for a baby in the Toronto area, call the cops immediately.
Police are not saying why they want this pair, 16-year-old mother Shamika Palmer and her 4-week-old son Tristan Oldham, but separating mother and child is a good possibility.
Children of single teenaged mothers can truly benefit from outside assistance, though police have kept us in the dark about whether mother Shamika is on her own. In a sane world we would urge the mother to accept help. In this case, provided the mother has some way of getting necessities for the baby, the child may be better off staying out of sight.
March 23, 2008
Teen mom, baby missing
By CHRIS DOUCETTE, SUN MEDIA, The Toronto Sun
Toronto Police are scouring several neighbourhoods across the city in search of a teen mother and her baby missing for several days.
The Catholic Children's Aid Society became concerned for the safety of the 16-year-old and her 4-week-old son after an incident in Scarborough last week, police said.
"We would very much like to speak to this young mother," Sgt. Ken Boyle, of 31 Division, said yesterday. Police are unable to say what caused the CCAS to become worried. "All I know is that she was in a place she shouldn't have been."
Shamika Palmer and son Tristan Oldham, born Feb. 24, were last seen Tuesday in the area of 3171 Eglinton Ave. E.
The teen is known to frequent the areas of Markham Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E., Lawrence Ave. W. and Allen Rd., and Jane St. and Finch Ave. W., police said.
Source: Toronto Sun from canoe.com