The frantic search for an 11-year-old girl abducted by her father Thursday ended tragically after the girl was found dead inside a Brampton home.

Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested by Peel Police in connection with the death of his daughter Riya — whose abduction was the subject of a late-night Amber Alert.


Riya, whom police said does not reside with her father on a full-time basis, had been out with her father on a visit Thursday when she wasn’t returned at a pre-arranged time agreed upon by her mother.

After failing to show up with Riya, Roopesh began to make comments suggesting he was going to harm both himself and his daughter, police say.

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An Amber Alert was issued by Peel Police at around 11:30 p.m., asking anybody who spotted the pair or the father’s 2005 Silver two-door Honda Civic.

That alert was cancelled a little under an hour later, and police Tweeted a short time later that Riya had been found deceased, and her father was in custody.

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Police homicide and forensics teams spent the overnight hours outside a home on Hansen Rd. N. near Vodden St.

Peel homicide has taken over the investigation.

More to come . . .

11-year-old girl in Amber Alert dead, dad to be charged with first-degree murder



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