North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing girl and her father.

In a media release, police said they’re searching for 36-year-old Jesse Bennet and his 7-year-old daughter Violet who were reported missing Sunday afternoon.

Family reported them missing from their residence which is located in the North Cowichan and Duncan.

On January 20th, Victoria Family Law Court set out a Joint Custody agreement and ordered Jesse to return Violet the same day to her mother.

To date, police and family have not been able to make contact with either of them.

“We believe that Jesse Bennet is actively evading police and is in breach of the custody order, requiring him to return Violet to her mother,” staid Sgt. Trevor Busch of the North Cowichan RCMP.

Jesse Bennet is described as a Caucasian man, standing 5’10” tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair (possibly shaved head or wearing hat), with a beard.

Violet Bennet is described as a Caucasian girl and standing about 4’ft tall, and weighing 50-60 pounds. She has blue eyes and big natural curly hair.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the police in your jurisdiction, or the North Cowichan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

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