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Missing Toronto-area boy found safe: police

By: The Canadian Press

 | Apr 14, 2014 - 10:39 AM |

MISSISSAUGA, - Police say a missing Toronto-area boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe.

Investigators issued the alert this morning in their search for eight-year-old Matthew Zhang of Mississauga, who they believed was taken by his mother.

Peel Region police spokesman Sgt. Matt Small says Zhang was found in a vehicle in Vaughan, north of Toronto.

He says the boy "is OK" and will be reunited with his father as soon as possible.

Zhang had last been seen Sunday morning when his father dropped him off at his mother's residence in Mississauga.

Police believed the mother, Wei Chen, had fled the jurisdiction with her son. They said Chen doesn't have custody of the boy, and isn't able to take proper care of him.

It wasn't immediately known whether she would face charges.
 

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MISSISSAUGA, - Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Toronto-area boy.

Investigators are seeking the public's help in finding eight-year-old Matthew Zhang, who was last seen Sunday morning when his father dropped him off at his mother's residence in Mississauga.

Police believe the mother, Wei Chen, has fled the jurisdiction with her son. They say Chen doesn't have custody of the boy, and isn't able to take proper care of him.

Investigators say Chen drives a 2005, grey four-door Honda Accord (Ontario license AVAM 009).

She's described as Asian, five-foot-six, with a thin build and collar length black hair.

Zhang, who's also Asian, is five-feet tall with a thin build and short black hair. When last seen he was wearing a blue or green winter coat, a sweater with a hoodie, and grey runners with a green stripe.

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