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Amber Alert

April 25, 2011 permalink

Police have issued an Amber alert for Leila Elizabeth May, born January 18, 2008 (age 3), taken by her mother from custody yesterday in Sault Sainte Marie Ontario. The report does not say what kind of custody, but an abduction from children's aid is likely. When you see a mother with a small child, call the police.



Amber alert issued for missing Sault child

Leila Elizabeth May
Leila Elizabeth May, age 3, is believed to be in the company of her mother, Kristy Ann Barsanti, age 21.
Supplied Photo.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police have issued an amber alert for an abducted child in the Sault area, a press release stated.

Leila Elizabeth May, age 3, is believed to be in the company of her mother, Kristy Ann Barsanti, age 21.

The child was dropped off for a scheduled visit with Barsanti on April 25, but was not returned to her legal guardians at the scheduled time.

May was last seen wearing a green sweatsuit, pink rain boots with rabbit faces, Spiderman underwear and socks.

The child is 39 inches tall, weighs 40 lbs. and has long blond hair.

Barsanti is described as 5-2, 115 lbs, above shoulder-length dark-brown hair with a red streak and green eyes but wears blue contact lenses.

Police do not know if a vehicle is is involved.

Anyone with information is asked to phone the Sault Ste. Marie Police service at 705-949-6300.

Source: Sudbury Northern Life

This image from eCanadaNow includes the mother.

Addendum: Just after noon the Amber alert was called off, thought the child has not been found. Have the cops figured out that this mother is not a danger to her own child?

Addendum: The mother turned herself in to police later the same day.



Missing girl, 3, found after mother turns herself in 0

TORONTO - Police have located the missing three-year-old girl for whom a province-wide Amber Alert was called Monday.

Three-year-old Leila Elizabeth May was found in good health and unharmed.

Kristy Ann Barsanti, Leila's 21-year-old mother, turned herself into police Monday night. She has been charged with one count of abduction in contravention of a custody order.

She will be appearing in bail court April 26, 2011 at 10am.

Source: Toronto Sun