The children were abducted by their father, the Mexican police rescued them in the state of Guadalajara
TORONTO, – Two Canadian children who spent the last four years in Mexico kidnapped by their father are now in Canada after Mexican police rescued them in the town of Guadalajara. Canadian authorities said Monday.
The mother, Emily Cablek of the children Dominic and Abby Maryk, said through a statement provided by the Police of the Canadian city of Winnipeg that “now” she is the “happiest mother.” Winnipeg officials explained during a news press conference that Mexican authorities have in custody Kevin Maryk, 40 years old.
In August 2008 Dominic and Abby, were kidnapped when they were seven and five years old, respectively. Police also noted that in this case Kevin requested the extradition of Robert Maryk and Groen, who also is in the custody of Mexican authorities.
A third suspect in the kidnapping of the two children, Cody McKay, is being sought in Canada. According to information provided by police Winnipeg, Dominic and Abby spent most of the last four years locked inside, an unable to go outside, several residences in Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara.
The Canadian authorities also explained that the Mexican police are investigating whether Maryk and Greenland are linked with groups engaged in drug trafficking. The rescue of the two children came after the Canadian authorities provided video and pictures of children to Mexican media in two areas of Mexico where they thought they could be found.
The Winnipeg Free Press newspaper said a resident of Guadalajara revealed to the American private investigator Wilhelm von Mayer, who had been hired to assist in the location of the two children, where Dominic and Abby were.
According to the newspaper, the resident provided the information to the police in Guadalajara and the Mexican Army, but was ignored by both. Finally Von Mayer contacted the president of the FIND foundation of Guadalajara, Juan Manuel Estrada Juarez, who contacted Interpol and the Mexican federal police. FIND The Foundation is dedicated to “support low-income Mexican families who have been victims of robbery, abduction and missing children,” according to the Facebook page of the organization
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