Police said Monday morning that the Emma O’Keeffe had been found safe in North Battleford around 6:45 a.m., Monday, local time and been taken for medical care.
The Saskatchewan RCMP have extended an Amber Alert for a missing non-verbal autistic child to Alberta. Six year old Emma O’Keeffe, who also suffers from epilepsy, went missing on Sunday evening after the vehicle she was in was stolen.
At approximately 5:00 pm on Sunday, a dark grey 2010 Mercedes GL 350 SUV bearing Saskatchewan licence plates 897 HMX was stolen from in front of a strip mall located at 11204 Railway Avenue, North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
This address is on the southwest side of North Battleford and is adjacent to Highway 16 which heads northwest towards Alberta and south towards Saskatoon.
At the time of the theft, six year old Emma O’Keeffe was secured in a child seat in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle.
Emma is described as being 3’6″ tall and weighs 44lbs. Her hair is brown in color and styled in a bob at her jaw line. When last seen, Emma was wearing a navy blue long sleeve shirt, black jeans and pink socks. She was not wearing shoes.
Emma is autistic and she does not speak. Additionally, Emma suffers from Epilepsy and she is unable to walk. Emma in mobile by pulling herself across the floor. Emma would not be able to exit the vehicle on her own.
Emma is heavily dependant on medication and is at risk should she not have access to these medications.
At the time of the theft, the vehicle contained approximately one half tank of gas. This would be sufficient to enter Alberta had the vehicle proceeded westbound.
Should any information be known with respect to this occurrence, please call 911 of your local policing authority.