British Columbia

Missing Vancouver Island girl, allegedly abducted by father, dropped off at RCMP detachment

RCMP say the girl is safe and has been returned to the custody of her mother.

Father, Jesse Bennett, 36, is still wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for abduction

Jesse Bennett is described as white, five feet 10 inches tall and around 160 pounds. (Supplied by RCMP)

A seven-year-old Vancouver Island girl who was allegedly abducted by her father in late January was dropped off at the North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP detachment on April 20, RCMP said Thursday.

According to police, the girl knew the person who brought her to the station. They say she is safe and back with her mother. 

Jesse Bennett, 36, is still wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for abduction in contravention of a custody order.

Bennett and his daughter disappeared three days after a judge ordered him to comply with a joint custody agreement.

He is described as white, five feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds with blue eyes, brown hair and a beard. He might be wearing a hat or have shaved his head.

Anyone with information about Bennett whereabouts is asked to contact their local police or North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

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