The VPD have de-activated an Amber Alert issued after an alleged parental abduction ended peacefully.
Police responded to a call in East Vancouver on Thursday afternoon regarding missing four-year-old Delilah Felton, who had been abducted by her mother, 46-year-old Angela Hanley. Officers began an initial investigation and quickly became concerned for the child’s safety. The suspect in the abduction does not have custody of the child, has no fixed address, and is involved in a high-risk lifestyle and behaviours.
The Vancouver Police, with the assistance of the RCMP and other Lower Mainland police agencies, initiated a search for the child and her mother. Acting on the information available, and the imminent concerns for the well-being of the child, investigators initiated the Amber Alert protocol through the RCMP and an alert was issued, requesting assistance in finding both the missing child and her mother.
VPD investigators identified a location in Surrey, and at about noon today the Surrey RCMP located both the mother and missing four-year-old Delilah.
The 46-year-old suspect remains in custody and the investigation is continuing.
This was the 19th Amber Alert activation since the program was launched in BC in 2004.
The Vancouver Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance in this matter.