11-year-old girl sought in Amber Alert found dead in Brampton home, father arrested

Peel Regional Police say an 11-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found dead in a Brampton home.

On Thursday night, police issued an appeal for the public’s help in finding Riya Rajkumar. Officers said the girl’s 41-year-old father, who she didn’t live with on a full-time basis, failed to bring Riya back to her mother at an agreed upon time.

Police said in a statement the man “made comments indicating he was going to harm himself and his daughter.”

Officials issued an Amber Alert shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and asked if anyone spotted the pair or the man’s vehicle to contact 911. At around 12:20 a.m. on Friday, the alert was cancelled.

In a short update posted on Twitter by police, officers said the man was located and arrested and that Riya was found dead in Brampton.

The accused was identified as Roopesh Rajkumar. There is no word on potential charges.

The homicide and missing persons bureau was called in to investigate.

More to come.

Global News

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