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HELP IS NEEDED TO BRING DOMINIC AND ABBY HOME

Siblings, missing for one year, the victims of parental abduction

August 12, 2009

WINNIPEG, MB - The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, along with the Winnipeg Police Service and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children are requesting the public's assistance in locating two missing children from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 8 year old Dominic MARYK and 6 year old Abby MARYK, who were believed to be abducted by their biological father one year ago. August 16, 2009 will mark the one year anniversary since these children were last seen by their mother Emily CABLEK.

Dominic and Abby were on a holiday with their 38-year-old father Kevin MARYK at the time of their disappearance. Investigators believe they remain in their father's custody at this time and that they may have been taken out of Canada.

Investigators also believe that Kevin MARYK may be in the company of his 20-year-old nephew, Cody MCKAY. MCKAY, who was living with his uncle, disappeared at the same time this alleged abduction occurred and is thought to be an accomplice.

Winnipeg Police Service has issued Canada wide warrants for Kevin MARYK for abduction in contravention of a court order (x 2) and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence (x 2). A Canada wide warrant has also been issued for Cody MCKAY for conspiracy to commit an indictable offence (x 2).

"There's a good chance the people who know Kevin and Cody, know something. Whether they have talked or texted, the likelihood that there has been some connection is high," said Christy Dzikowicz, Director of Missing Children Services at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. "These individuals must put the needs and safety of the children first and come forward. They also need to realize that by not doing so, they could be held accountable by authorities. They will also have to explain their actions and inactions to Dominic and Abby someday."

Kevin MARYK is described as Caucasian, 5' 10" tall and weighing 205 lbs. He has a fair complexion and hazel eyes. At the time of the abduction he had a shaved head and goatee. Cody MCKAY is described as Caucasian, 5' 4" tall and weighing 160 lbs. He has a dark complexion and brown eyes. At the time of the abduction he was clean shaven with medium length dark hair. It is important to note, however that their appearances may have changed over the last year.

Photos and descriptions of the children and the suspects can be found by visiting http://www.protectchildren.ca/app/en/maryk.

Law enforcement investigators suspect that acquaintances, friends, or even family members may have knowledge as to the whereabouts of MARYK, MCKAY and the children. Certain people may also be enabling them to stay hidden from the authorities by providing them with shelter or financial support. These people are now being asked to come forward and provide the necessary information required to bring Dominic and Abby back home to their mother. Citizens wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to provide information through the Crime Stoppers program or through the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

Anyone with information regarding this matter may contact authorities through one of the following phone numbers:

  • National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
  • Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (callers may remain anonymous)
  • The Winnipeg Police Service - Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250,
  • The Winnipeg Police non-emergency line at 204-986-6222

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, the Winnipeg Police Service and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children are also requesting that all media agencies forward this release to their colleagues across North America if possible.

If you are a member of the media and would like to arrange an interview with one of our spokespeople please contact our communications team:

Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Phone:
204-945-8074
204-801-2979 (Cell)

Email:
communications@protectchildren.ca