A three-year-old boy was safely returned to his family on Sunday in Sparwood, B.C. after he was missing for several days and presumed abducted. Kienan Hebert disappeared after being put to bed last Tuesday night. The boy was returned home early Sunday morning, allegedly by the suspect in his abduction. On Sunday, Keinan’s father, Paul Hebert, tearfully told a press conference that “Kienan is happily home and he’s playing with his brothers and sisters.” He also thanked the person who returned his son to the family. Meanwhile, Sparwood’s mayor urged the suspect, 46-year-old Randall Hopley, to turn himself into police. Local RCMP also urged Hopley to come forward, addressing him directly by saying that “it is very, very important that we speak to you right now.” Police received a call at 3 a.m. on Sunday telling them that Keinan would be at his family’s home, which was empty at the time. Upon their arrival, the boy was sitting alone beneath a blanket on a couch.
Looking for more?
Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.