The father of an Ottawa girl who has been missing six days said he worries about his daughter's safety and he believes she is with her mother.
Jasmine Olleik, 9, was last seen getting into a blue sedan outside Saint Thomas More Elementary School on Blohm Drive at about 3 p.m. on Nov. 28.
Jamal Olliek told police later that day he believed his daughter is with her mother, 42-year-old Nina Grebenschikov, who does not have custody rights.
An Amber Alert was not issued. Cases of missing children have to meet a strict set of criteria for an alert to be issued. They're typically issued when children are believed to be with strangers, or if foul play is believed to be involved.
In an interview Tuesday, Olliek told Radio-Canada he pushed police to issue the alert, saying his wife had threatened to harm their daughter in the past.
"She used to tell me a lot of stuff before, that if I'm going to do something I'm going to hurt my daughter, too with me," Olliek said.
"Now I believe that she knows her luck is running out and she's on the run right now so she maybe has no other options. I'm hoping she's not going to do that and she's going to come to her senses and say, 'I made a mistake.'"
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Jasmine Olleik is described as a white girl standing at five feet one inch tall with a slim build, short, dark brown hair and brown eyes.
On the day she was last seen, the girl told her friends her mother was picking her up and she was not going to be returning to school, according to her father. The girl was wearing a pink winter jacket and pink and brown boots that day.
Her mother is a white woman, standing about five feet seven inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. She has auburn hair and hazel eyes, but might have recently dyed her hair blonde, police said, but Olliek said she could have dyed her hair a different colour.
Grebenschikov moved to Toronto about a year ago but he does not know where she might take his daughter, he said.
Olliek did say he allows both his 14-year-old son and his daughter to be with their mother when they choose, even though she does not have custody rights.
"Her father loves her, her brother loves her. Everybody is just worried and anxious and stressed," Olliek said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5407, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.