Vancouver Police are continuing the search for nine-year-old Emerson Cusworth, who is believed to be with his mother, 34-year-old Shawana Chaudhary, also known as Shawna. Ms. Chaudhary has allegedly abducted her son, contrary to a court-imposed custody order.
Ms. Chaudhary or Shawna, may also be using her old legal name Virjinia Leeman, which also could be spelled Virginia Leman. Please see the updated photo of Emerson and also be aware that investigators have information to believe that Emerson’s appearance could have changed and his hair may have been dyed. Ms. Chaudhary may have also changed her appearance.
Emerson’s father called police after he went to pick up his son Friday after school, as per his court-ordered parenting time, but Emerson was not there. The last confirmed sighting of Emerson was with his mother and his sister in the morning of Friday, March 9th.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts, recent activities, or travel plans should call 9-1-1, investigators at 604-717-0601, or Crime-Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
This investigation remains on-going and there is no additional information to release at this time.