VICTORIA — The Amber Alert issued for a two-year-old girl abducted in Alberta has a Victoria mother remembering her own son’s disappearance and reminding parents to be prepared.
Crystal Dunahee’s son Michael was four when he vanished from a playground in 1991, as his mother took part in a sports event just steps away.
Dunahee says she knows people don’t believe such tragedies could happen to them but that she’s still searching for answers 25 years later.
She now works for Child Find, a charity dedicated to the safety of children, and says being prepared means no one has to wait for vital details in the event of a crisis.
She urges parents to create an ID book for their kids, containing a current photo, fingerprints and other important information.
RCMP in Alberta say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a father and the abduction of his two-year-old daughter, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette, but they are still searching for the girl.
The Canadian Press