UPDATE: Five Year Old Child Located


York Regional Police have issued an Amber Alert and are appealing to the public for help in locating a child who was allegedly abducted by her father in Markham.

Police recently announced that officers are searching for 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri, a child who was reportedly abducted by her father, Solomon Jaffri, from Armadale Public School in Markham.

Jannah Jaffri is described as a brown-skinned female who is four feet tall. She has light brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater, white tank top, grey leggings and navy blue coat. She was also carrying a sparkly white unicorn backpack.

The suspect is described as a male who is 6'1". Police say he has an average build, short brown hair and a tattoo of Jannah on his right arm. He was last seen wearing a navy blue dress coat and black cargo pants.

Police say they were last seen getting into a Beck minivan taxi.

The taxi was last seen travelling northbound on Coppard Ave. in Markham.

Anyone who spots them is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.


At 6:11 p.m., York Regional Police reported that 5-year-old Jannah Jaffri was located in good health.

Her father has been taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Police thank the community for its assistance in bringing Jannah home safely.

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