Update: 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri has been located and is in good health.
CHILD FOUND: We have located 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri in good health. Her father has been taken into custody. Investigation is ongoing. Thank you to our community for your assistance in bringing Jannah home safely.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) 19 March 2019
Police officials allege: York Regional Police is seeking public assistance to locate five-year-old Jannah Jaffri who police believe was abducted from her school by her father.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at approximately 3 p.m., police responded to Armadale Public School located at 11 Coppard Avenue in Markham, after school staff called to report that a five-year-old Jannah Jaffri was abducted from her classroom by her father Soloman Jaffri, who is not supposed to have access to the child.
They were seen getting into a mini-van taxi.
Female, five years
Brown skin, 4′ tall
Light brown, shoulder-length hair, brown eyes
Wearing a pink sweater, white tank top, grey leggings, navy blue coat and carrying a sparkly white unicorn backpack
6’1″, average build
Short brown hair
Tattoo that says “Jannah” on right arm
Wearing navy blue dress coat and black cargo pants
Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7008