Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cancelled: Amber Alert - 3yr old William Gooden has been located safe in Toronto.

Updated 5-14-219 9:00am: Greater Sudbury Police have advised that 3yr old William Gooden, who was the subject of an earlier Amber Alert, has been located safe in Toronto.

At 5:00 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 an Amber Alert was initiated for 3-year old William Gooden who was believed to have been abducted by his mother, 25-year old, Breana Gooden. They were believed to be in Toronto and after receiving a call to our Tip Line, Breana and William Gooden were located in good health at an address on Bruyeres Muse by Toronto Police.

Criteria for initiating an Amber Alert may include;

  The child is under 18 years old
  There is a belief that the child has been abducted
  There is information available that may help locate the child and/or abductor (example; description of the child, suspect, or vehicle driven by the abductor) and
  That the alert be issued within a reasonable amount of time from the moment of the abduction

The initial investigation revealed that William was last seen by his guardian at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 when both he and his mother were dropped off at the Rainbow Mall in downtown Sudbury.

Greater Sudbury Police were contact around midnight, this morning, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by William’s guardian as he had not been returned home.

Officers immediately initiated an investigation and began checking places that Breana is known to visit in Greater Sudbury, as well as, the Greyhound and Northland Bus Stations. Breana does not have access to a vehicle.

At 3:05 a.m., through speaking with an employee at Northland, it was confirmed that the two boarded a bus to Toronto on Monday afternoon. The bus arrived at the Bay Street Station in Toronto at 6:50 p.m. Monday evening.

The Greater Sudbury Police Services would like to thank everyone for their assistance including the Ontario Provincial Police for distributing the Amber Alert, the Toronto Police Service for following up on the information received and all of the community members who called our Tip Line with information.


Original: Greater Sudbury Police are requesting an Amber Alert in relation to 3yr old William Gooden.

He is described as black male with short black hair.

The suspect is 25yrs Breana Gooden.

She is described as a 25 yr old black female with a ponytail that stands about 5 feet 6 inched tall and weighs 150lbs.

Last seen on heading towards Toronto from Sudbury by bus.

If observed, please call 911.



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