Story copied from the National Post.
Sep 11, 2011 – 8:18 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 11, 2011 10:42 AM ET
SPARWOOD, B.C. — Toddler Kienan Hebert was returned to his home in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said.
The three-year-old is in good general health, according to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, B.C. RCMP.
On Saturday, the Hebert family made an emotional plea directly to the suspected abductor, Randall Hopley. The child was left in the Hebert home, which was empty as the family was staying with friends.
Police then received a 9-11 call and arrived at the home to find the child.
“We can confirm that three-year-old Kienan Hebert is safe and sound and alive. He appears to be in good general health,” Moskaluk said, adding he had never seen an outcome like this in 26 years of policing. “I truly want to smile about this because it’s not very often that these types of things happen in these types of investigations, frankly.”
Hopley is still missing and police have set up road checks on the roads and highways leading in and out of Sparwood. They’re stopping cars and trucks to check in trunks and compartments.
Through the media, Moskaluk, asked Hopley to get in touch with police.
“We need to speak to you. It’s very, very important that we speak to you, Randy. Our main concern now is for you to contact us,” he said.
Moskaluk would not say whether the Hebert home was under surveillance when the child was returned.
“With respect to the (suspected)abductor placing the child back in the home undetected, is a very chilling prospect,” he said.
Police are still searching for Hopley and his vehicle, a 1987 brown Toyota Camry.
For now, he said, the news is happy.
“We’ve got a child returned. I’ve never been able to say that,” Moskaluk said.
The Hebert family declined to speak to media.
I just want to put my love out there for Kienan and his family. Thank God this little guy got home. He's been in my thoughts and prayers since he went missing. With my own little 3 yr. old boy, this was something that just hit too close to home for me. I wish all of them the very best, and they will continue to be at the front of my mind, and in my prayers. As much as it never should have happened in the first place, they got him back. And that in itself is worth celebrating.