Ottawa Sun

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Cops hunt mom in daughter's kidnap

By JOHN STEINBACHS, Ottawa Sun

Gatineau police are appealing to the public to help locate a 27-year-old woman who allegedly kidnapped her five-year-old daughter and disappeared without a trace last weekend.

A warrant for child abduction was issued for Jennifer Jones this week.

She is believed to have abducted her daughter, Louise Cassandra Jones St-Onge, during a weekend visit she had arranged with the girl's father.

Jones picked up the girl from her father's on Saturday, promising to return her on Sunday, said Gatineau Lieut. Yves Martel.

When she didn't return with the blond-haired tyke as promised, the father became suspicious and went to the address where Jones was temporarily staying.

He found the girl's belongings gone and no one was around.

"She took off with all her things and the child with another man in a small car," said Martel.

Jones and the girl could be travelling in a 1989 red Nissan Sentra with Quebec plates.

The man is described as about 25 years old, white, bilingual, with blue eyes and short auburn hair.

MIGHT BE IN TORONTO

Police said the trio might be in the Toronto area.

Jones and the father of the child, who police did not name, are separated.

Jones had left the husband with their three children but had recently begun to visit the children again.

"Everything was fine, without any problems," said Martel. "This weekend she came and picked up only one kid."

The girl is described as English-speaking with blue eyes and long blond hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gatineau police at 819-246-0222.

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