RCMP said Tuesday that officials are following up on all tips regarding the whereabouts of two young girls believed to have been taken from their grandmother’s home.
The two girls, aged five and two, were supposed to be picked up on Friday by their father after he was awarded full custody of his daughters earlier that day in court.
When the girls’ father went to retrieve the girls at their grandmother’s house, located outside of Cochrane, they were gone.
RCMP said that they are treating the girl’s disappearance as a possible abduction.
It’s believed that they are with their aunt and grandmother.
The lawyers representing the children’s mother said Tuesday that because there is an open RCMP investigation underway, they would not comment on the matter in an effort to make sure that it would not compromise the case.
Meanwhile, the girls’ father had been pressuring RCMP to issue an Amber Alert.
Cpl. Tammy Keibel said Tuesday that the case did not meet the threshold for an Amber Alert and that Mounties do not believe there is risk of harm to the two little girls.
Keibel said that there is no suspect vehicle or any location that investigators believe the girls’ aunt and grandmother may have taken them to.
“Our Serious Crimes Unit continues to investigate along with assistance from other support units,” Keibel said. “However at this time, a specific area or location of interest where the girls may be has not yet been identified.”