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Amber Alert deactivated after mom arrives at Langley hospital with abducted child (UPDATED)


JUST IN: Langley RCMP has deactivated an Amber Alert issued yesterday, Thursday, April 4th, following the safe recovery of 4-month-old Tyler Durocher.

On April 4th, police responded to a call in the 7200 block of 208 Street.

The alert was issued by Langley RCMP at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

The suspect is the baby’s mother, 35-year-old Brianne Darlene Ford.

Just before 5 p.m. today, Friday, April 5th, police were notified by staff at Langley Memorial Hospital that Brianne Ford was there with Tyler.

Police attended and confirmed that both were there and in good health.

The circumstances surrounding the parental abduction remain under investigation.

Langley RCMP thanked the public and media for their assistance in this matter.

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A BC Amber Alert has been issued for a parental abduction involving a 3-month-old infant.

The alert issued by Langley RCMP, which has been distributed across much of the province at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening, states that the boy’s name is Tyler Durocher.

He is described as being 3 months old, 1′ 3″ tall, with brown hair, wearing a blue short-sleeve onesie and blue camouflage pants.

The boy’s last known location is 72 Avenue and 208 Street in Langley, BC.

The suspect is the baby’s mother, 35-year-old Brianne Darlene Ford. She is described as standing 5′ 2″ tall, weighs about 154 pounds, has brown hair shaved on the sides and pink highlights, wearing all black clothing and has a nose ring.

According to police, Ford visited an address in the vicinity of 72 Avenue and 208 Street during the afternoon hours.

Subsequently, she fled on foot with the child without lawful permission.

Police have determined the criteria for issuing an alert has been met and have provided photos of the child and his mother.

Police are searching the area around the location and additional resources have been called in. Police believe they are likely on foot.

According a media release the Langley Serious Crime Unit is working closely with partner agencies, employing all available resources to locate and ensure the safe return of Tyler.

Investigators are said to be combing the area, pursuing leads, and exploring every possible avenue to locate Tyler. The RCMP’s Air 1 and Search and Rescue units have been actively engaged in overnight searches in the vicinity of 72 Avenue and 208 Street.

UPDATE on Brianne Ford’s Description:

Recent developments indicate that Ford may have distinctive features, with one side of her brown hair shaved with purple highlights. She was last observed wearing a black leather jacket; however, confirmation of her attire at the time of the abduction is pending.

Anyone who sees the child or Darlene Ford should not approach but call 911.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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