Amber Alert ends; Timmins children found in North Bay
The Timmins children sought under an Amber Alert on Thursday have been found, Toronto police said Thursday morning.
Updated: Thu Jan. 05 2012 11:18:00 AMTwo Timmins children sought under an Amber Alert on Thursday have been found, Toronto police said Thursday morning.
Police located the pair in North Bay, Ont. Their father Zachary Johnson is in custody, police said.
Zachary Johnson is divorced from the children's mother. She last saw her three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter, just before 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, according to reports.
The children had just returned from a tobogganing outing with their father. Their mother left the room and found the children missing when she returned, along with a bag of clothes.
The vehicle Zachary Johnson was driving was found broken down not far from the children's Timmins home, so it wasn't immediately known how the trio was travelling. They were suspected to be headed to Ottawa, Nova Scotia, or Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Que.
Timmins police Const. Rick Lemieux told CTV News Channel that it was likely Johnson stopped somewhere to sleep overnight.
Lemieux said police were hoping media coverage of the missing children would result in some calls "so we can get these children home."
Timmins police are expected to update the public on the case at a 1:30 p.m. ET news conference.