Tip spurred by Amber Alert helped police track down missing Markham girl

The YRPS are crediting the Amber Alert system and help from the public in helping locate a missing Markham girl.

According to police, five-year-old Jannah Jaffri was removed from her school by her father, Soloman Jaffri, who is not supposed to have access to the child, around 3 p.m. on Tuesday (March 19).

Shortly before 6 p.m., police received a call from a store owner, in the area of Rodick Road and Highway 7, who had seen the Amber Alert and indicated that he could see Jannah and her father nearby. Responding officers quickly located the youngster, who was in good health. Her father was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation is ongoing, police say.

“We would like to thank our community for your assistance – from calling in tips to sharing our posts. All of this contributed to bringing Jannah home safely,” reads a social media post from police.

“We are very grateful to our community and members of the media, whose assistance following the Amber Alert resulted in Jannah being located safe and sound,” said Chief Eric Jolliffe.

“The efforts of our members and from all our partners, including neighbouring police agencies, brought this to a successful
conclusion and they have my thanks.”

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