UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for missing 5-year-old girl


AURORA, Ont. – Police say a four-year-old girl from Aurora, Ont., who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found.

York Regional police allege Julia Dela-Cruz was abducted by her father after he forced his way into his ex-wife’s house at about 4:20 a.m., this morning.

Const. Andy Pattenden says the man, Mario Rodrigues, 35, has been found and is in custody following a car crash in eastern Ontario.

Pattenden says he doesn’t know about the condition of the girl.

More coming…


AURORA, Ont. – Police have issued an Amber Alert for a five-year-old girl they allege was abducted this morning by her father in Aurora, Ont.

York Regional police allege the girl’s father forced his way into his ex-wife’s home in around 4:20 a.m. and abducted the child.

Const. Andy Pattenden says the man, Mario Rodrigues, has links to addresses in Mississauga and Scarborough.

He says Rodrigues is travelling in a grey or silver van, a Toyota Sienna, with the license plate BEZY781.

The girl’s name is Julia Dela-Cruz and is described as three-foot-five-inches tall, with a thin build and weighing 60 pounds.

Police say she was last seen wearing a green shirt and grey track pants.

Rodrigues, 46, is described as five-foot five-inches tall, with short dark hair, brown eyes, and weighing 160 pounds.

They say the man was last seen heading south from Aurora at about 5:45 a.m.