The search continues for a missing four-year-old Vancouver girl after police issued an Amber Alert early Thursday evening. Police alleged Delilah Felton was abducted by her mother, 46-year-old Angela Hanley.
Vancouver Police believe the two are still in the Lower Mainland as Hanley doesn’t have a car. It’s believed they are travelling by transit or other types of public transportation.
“We’re appealing directly to Angela, hopefully to do the right thing,” Sgt. Brian Montague said at a Friday press conference. “Bring Delilah back home, or at the very least drop Delilah off at a safe location; whether that’s a police station, or a firehall, even a coffee shop.”
Delilah was last seen wearing a colourful rain jacket, mostly red with flowers on it, a black skirt with writing on the front, and black leggings with grey stripes.
She is described as Caucasian, one metre and 22 centimetres tall, 40 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes.
Police say Delilah was taken from the East King Edward area of Vancouver.
Hanley is 46, 5’6″ tall, 139 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing a light brown corduroy jacket with a fur-lined hood, dark jeans, and calf-height rain boots.
Investigators say Hanley does not have custody of Delilah, who has been in the custody of a guardian since birth. They say Hanley is involved in a high-risk lifestyle and while they don’t believe she wants to hurt the child, they say she’s not in a position to care for her daughter at this time.
“Obviously, our ultimate goal here is to get Delilah home safely,”Montague said.
Police ask the public to call 9-1-1 if they spot either Delilah or her mother. They say to not approach either.
No information on a possible vehicle was made public by police.
WATCH BELOW: An Amber Alert has been issued for four-year-old Delilah Felton. Vancouver Police believe she may be travelling with her mom Angela Hanley, whom Vancouver police say engages in “high-risk behaviour.”