Girl, 11, subject of Amber Alert found dead in Brampton home; father in custody
Riya Rajkumar, 11, and Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, are seen in this photo provided by Peel Regional Police.
Kayla Goodfield, CP24.com
Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:32PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:35PM EST
An 11-year-old girl, who was the subject of an amber alert Thursday night, has been found dead inside a Brampton home.
At around 11 p.m., officers said they were investigating a parental abduction in the area of Hurontario Street and Derry Road in Mississauga.
At the time, officers said they were searching for Riya Rajkumar and her father, 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar, in a 2005 silver two-door Honda Civic.
The young girl did not reside with her father on a full-time basis, according to investigators.
“Roopesh Rajkumar was to ensure his daughter returned to be with her mother by a certain time but failed to do so,” a news release issued by police on Thursday night said. “Roopesh has since made comments indicating he was going to harm himself and his daughter.”
At around 12:30 a.m. Friday, the amber alert was cancelled.
Police then said the girl was found deceased inside a Brampton home and confirmed the homicide and missing persons bureau had taken over the investigation.
Roopesh Rajkumar was taken into police custody.