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August 15, 2012 permalink
Toronto police are looking for twelve-year-old Dystani Heng, stolen from foster care by her mother, Veasna Heng. Please help the police by reporting when you see a mother caring for a pre-teen girl.
Cops seek missing girl
Sharon Aldred wants to finish her baking lessons with her granddaughter.
Aldred, 51, has had custody of her son’s two children — Dystani Heng, 12, and her grandson — since 2006 after Children’s Aid removed them from the care of their mother. Aldred’s son currently lives in Saskatchewan.
When Aldred dropped off her two grandchildren for a weekend visit with their mother July 13, she returned to pick them up two days later to find only her grandson.
Accused of abducting the child, the girl’s mother, Veasna Heng, 31 — and Aldred’s ex-daughter-in-law — was also gone.
They were last seen July 16 near Jane St. and Finch Ave.
Heng turned herself in to police Tuesday after officers released her photo to the public last week. Dystani remains missing.
“We need her home, in a safe place,” said Aldred, who added “it’s been devastating for me.”
Aldred said she had been teaching the child how to bake cookies, muffins and cakes.
“She’d been learning about it at school, and loved watching me cook,” said Aldred. “I just want her back safe.”
Heng has been charged with abduction in contravention of a custody order.
Police are requesting anyone with information regarding Dystani’s whereabouts to call 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.
Source: Toronto Sun