Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is urging the public in the Southern interior of British Columbia and Western Alberta to go out of their way to search vacant properties, buildings, cottages and any other locations that an abductor could be hiding Kienan Hebert, the missing 3-year-old from Sparwood, BC.
“Use your lunch hour, take the long way home – just take whatever time you can spare to get involved in the search for Kienan,” said Lianna McDonald, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. “If you have or know of an abandoned or vacant property in your area, or if you have a cottage that you haven’t been using, please check it out. Everyone needs to get involved to ensure the safe return of Kienan.”
The Canadian Centre operates MissingKids.ca - Canada’s national missing children resource and response centre. MissingKids.ca compliments the important work of law enforcement by offering families additional resources to help find their missing children and works in partnership with Canada’s law enforcement agencies in the search for missing children.
“We appreciate all the support we have received from the local community - but more can be done. The public has an important role to play in reporting any suspicious activity or sightings to their local police or 911,” said Staff Sgt. Lorne Craig of the Sparwood RCMP.
With the weekend about to start, McDonald said the public should take time to pay attention to their surroundings, particularly in remote areas. Local residents know the area best, and with everyone working together to explore and identify potential areas where an abductor might be hiding Kienan, McDonald said we have the best chance of bringing Kienan home safely.
“If you’re a jogger, hunter, hiker or cyclist - take a different route and search potential secluded areas. If anything strikes you as suspicious – report it. If you’re heading out to the lake, or on a hunting or fishing trip – keep Kienan top of mind and explore the area with a different lens,” said Christy Dzikowicz, Director of MissingKids.ca. “Every second counts, as does every set of eyes. Even if you can only spare 15 minutes – please use it to help find Kienan.”
For more information go to www.missingkids.ca or please contact:
Tish Best, Director of Communications
Office Phone: 204-945-6020 Cell Phone: 204-250-7992