Lyneth Mann-Lewis has known the relentless heartache of a stolen child.
The Brampton mom was finally reunited with her baby boy who had been abducted by his father 31 years ago during a visitation.
He then fled with the abducted child to the U.S.
That was June 24, 1987.
The baby, Jermaine, was just 21 months old at the time.
Jermaine was told his mother had died.
Lyneth’s story had a happy ending. Other parents suffer in agony, wondering what has been done with their child.
Here are some of Canada’s notorious parental kidnappers.
NAME: Cheiko Teton
411: Teton took her son, then one, for a vacation to Japan in 2013 and never came back. While her husband was showering, she vanished with their baby. She has not been heard from since.
NAME: Varaporn Toassami
411: On Nov. 18, 2010, Toassami — the non-custodial parent — stole her child, Chonticha Galame Ellefson-Toassami, and fled to Thailand on a flight from Vancouver. She is believed to be hiding in the southeast Asian country with the help of her mother’s husband, Michael John Mahon, 76.
NAME: Elzbieta Nowacki
411: In April 2011, Nowacki and her husband travelled to Poland with their son Aleksander to visit her family. Hubby returned in May of that year. Nowacki — AKA Elcyk Ela Elzbieta Koziel — and their son did not.
NAME: Mohsen Dadgar-Kiani
411: Dadgar-Kiani was allowed supervised visits with his two kids. On May 20, 1996, Dadgar-Kiani took his daughter to a shopping mall in Ottawa and fled to Iran. His daughter has since been returned to Canada.
NAME: Edyta Watkins
411: Watkins abducted her two children, Alexander and Christopher, on April 2, 2009, from York Region. She fled to the U.S. then went on to Germany. She and the children are believed to be in Poland. She has a tribal design tramp stamp.
NAME: Mary Sitilidis-Lima
411: Dirty Mary is wanted for the 1997 abduction of her daughter Christina Isabella Lima. She is believed to be in Greece and hiding with the aid of her family. She is known to use the alias Meropi Sitilidis.
NAME: Mohanbhai Patel
411: Wanted for the 1999 abduction of his daughter, Kashmin Patel. He is believed to be in India.
NAME: Roxanne Eliana Yanez Parada
411: Believed to be hiding in Chile, Parada left Canada with her son Jadon to visit relatives and did not return. The boy’s father has full custody and she has been ordered to return the child.
NAME: Romana Dittrichova
411: On June 4, 2005, Dittrichova contravened a custody order when she travelled to the Czech Republic with her three children: Adam, Ludvik, and Robert Dittrich. She has not returned.
NAME: Naser Akbarian
411: Wanted for the 1996 parental abduction of his daughter, Nina Akbarian. Believed to be in Iran.
NAME: Mario Ruben Gonzalez
411: On Aug. 23, 1991, Gonzalez kidnapped his son Alex who was two at the time. It’s believed the Etobicoke boy was taken to Central or South America where his father has family.
NAME: Rie Ikeda
411: The non-custodial mother fled Canada on Nov. 29, 2003, with her son Tyler, then three, and has not been seen since. Both are believed to be in Japan and she may go by Rie Ikeda Davidovitch.
NAME: Carmen Bermudez-Quintana
411: Sara and Isaac Flores-Quintana were snatched by their non-custodial mother on Feb. 18, 1995, from their Toronto home.
NAME: Joyce Pattison
411: Snatched her children Ashley Lynne and Andrew from Hamilton on Sept. 30, 1994. Pattison is 5’9” with scars on both wrists and a heart tattoo on her left shoulder. The children were reportedly found safe in 2012.
NAME: Abdul Hakim El Kadri
411: El Kadri kidnapped his children Hanin and her brother Khalid in Ottawa on Aug. 18, 1994.
If you the whereabouts of any of these suspects or their children contact the RCMP or your local police department.
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies