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Police locate vehicle in missing baby case

Ricky Doodhnaught, 31, was arrested in connection with disobeying a Children's Aid Society's order and allegedly fleeing with his nine-week-old baby

Police have located the vehicle but have yet to find a missing two-month old Woodbridge boy and his father.

The vehicle was found over the weekend in west-end Toronto.

York investigators have taken possession of the vehicle and are examining it hoping to find evidence that will lead them to the child and his father.

Ricky Doodhnaught, 31, is wanted on a charge of abduction in contravention of a custody order.

The infant, George, and his father haven’t been seen since November 24.

It is alleged Doodhnaught disobeyed a court order and took off with his son to avoid him being taken by the Children’s Aid Society.

Some elements of this case have York police concerned, which is why Det.-Sgt. Larry Wilson said the homicide unit is now involved.

“Due to the time period and over a month of no one seeing this child, and due to the age of the child, and unknown who is caring for this child, it’s caused us great concerns,” Det.-Sgt. Wilson said.

The baby is premature and could have some health issues.

Wilson said the last confirmed sighting of the two-month-old baby was at a doctor’s appointment on Oct. 31.

Early on, it was believed the child was in the care of family members, but police later determined that was not the case.

Ricky Doodhnaught is described as:

  • 5’10”
  • 240 pounds
  • Short black hair
  • Brown eyes

He is believed to be driving a silver, 2002, Dodge Caravan with the licence plates BMJZ 199 or or BFJT783.

The mother was arrested on unrelated charges, and another child is in CAS custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-866-287-5025 or 905 773-1221 (ext. 7865), Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, e-mail the Homicide Bureau at homicide@yrp.ca or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.

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