May 14, 2014 - 10:07 PM
VULCAN Alta. - An Amber Alert issued in British Columbia for two girls taken by their biological mother from a school near Vulcan, Alta. was deactivated shortly after 5 p.m. after the two girls and their mother were found safe in Boston Bar.
Taya Zamra Meisel, 6, and her sister, Talisha Jayden Meisel, 12, were taken by their biological mother, Trina Meisel, 48.
At about 1 p.m. May 12, Trina and the children were spotted in Golden, B.C. RCMP Insp. Tony Hamori, the officer in charge of major crimes in southern Alberta, issued a public plea today, encouraging Trina to contact local authorities.
"We're very concerned for the well-being of Talisha and Taya and their mother, Trina," Insp. Hamori stated in a press release. "All Anyone wants is to locate the girls and their mom — and to know that they are safe. That's the most important thing right now."
Since the beginning of the investigation the Alberta RCMP have been communicating with all police forces in western Canada to locate Trina and the children. It was believed they may have been heading toward Vancouver Island.
Vulcan RCMP were alerted the girls were missing May 13 at 10:45 a.m. and dispatched to Brandt Christian School in the hamlet of Brant near Vulcan to investigate what appeared to be a parental abduction, according to a press release. Officers were told the girls would have sneaked out of school to meet their mother, Trina. She does not have legal gaurdianship.
With the assistance of public tips and information, police were able to locate them in Boston Bar and all three were taken in police custody and care without issue.
The mother has been arrested in connection with two counts of abduction.
The two girls are okay and investigators are working with the Ministry of Children and Family Development with respect to their care.
-This story was updated at 7:56 p.m., May 14.
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