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Police seek public's assistance in possible New West child abduction case

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 23, 2017 6:26 am 3,736

New Westminster Police are seeking the public’s help in what they say is a possible cross-border child abduction case.

On Sunday, January 23, at approximately 10:45 pm, the NWPD received a report that the mother of nine-year-old Makayla Estrada-Weber was believed to have taken her during a custody visit, violating a court order.

Taking control of the case, detectives with the New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit have determined that 48-year-old Vancouver resident Wilma Estrada has entered into the United States with Makayla.

Estrada is believed to be driving a grey 2003 Toyota Corolla with British Columbia license plates 228MJT.

“At this point we do not know the purpose of violating the court order, but we are working hard with our American partners to safely locate both mother and daughter,” said New Westminster Police spokesperson and acting Sgt. Jeff Scott.

“Our detectives have issued an Amber Alert in the United States, and anyone who has information about their whereabouts is asked to call us immediately.”

If you see Estrada, Makayla Estrada-Weber, or their vehicle, you are asked to call 911.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Westminster Police Department at 604-525-5411.

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