An Amber Alert issued on Thursday night in search of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar has ended in the worst way. At approximately 12:30 am, Peel Police confirmed that Riya had been found dead in a residence in Brampton. Her 41-year-old father, Roopesh Rajkumar, who had abducted her had been found and arrested. Police also confirm that a homicide investigation is underway.
Riya did not live with her father full-time, but was dropped off at a Mississauga gas station at approximately 3 pm so Roopesh could take her out on her birthday. Her mother reported her missing to police after Riya failed to return at the agreed time of 6:30 pm, according to CBC. While the Amber Alert did wake up many in the region, resulting in many complaints being posted on social media, it ended up being the reason the suspect’s vehicle was spotted and reported to police.