Police said the pair were last seen in the area of Cawthra Road and Atwater Avenue between 3 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday in Mississauga as the mother picked her son up from school. She informed the boy’s father she had him, but they disappeared.
At around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, police posted a message on social media saying they were looking for the mother and son. Police said the pair were believed to be travelling by car and that there was information they were in the London area. Approximately two and a half hours later, an Amber Alert was issued by Ontario Provincial Police.
However, just before 7 p.m., the Amber Alert was cancelled.
Police confirmed to Global News the pair were spotted by a resident at a KFC restaurant in Tilbury, about 20 minutes southwest of Chatham, after hearing details through the Amber Alert. The boy was found safe and uninjured.
Officers said the mother had a preexisting medical condition and if she doesn’t take prescribed medication, she can act “out of character.”
There is no word on what, if any, charges the mother might face.