Police in Saanich, B.C., are asking for the public’s help to locate a family believed to be travelling in British Columbia or Alberta.
Bradley Michael Cook, 42, and Melissa Renee Trost, 40, are travelling with their two kids aged four and two, police said.
The family was meant to be back in the Victoria-area community on Sept. 4, and their current whereabouts are unknown, police said.
Officers said they believe the family is driving a 2018 Dodge Ram truck with a trailer and Alberta licence plate CCX1573.
The family also owns a 2017 Nissan Murano with Alberta licence plate BZP9388, police said.
“It is possible the family are in eastern British Columbia or Alberta and are camping and towing a trailer,” the department said in a media release.
Reached by phone, Cook told Global News that his family is not missing, and that they are on a honeymoon in Alberta.
“They’re portraying us as missing people and we’re not. We may be disobedient people, or people going through the court process, but missing? No.”
Saanich police later released another statement, acknowledging that they are still trying to locate the family.
“The focus of this matter continues to be on the safety and well-being of the children,” it said. “We have received several tips from the public to assist in this investigation and continue to seek additional information.”