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Search is on for man who fled York police with two-month old son

Ricky Doodnaught, 31, fled York police with two-month old son.

Courtesy of York Regional Police

York Regional Police's homicide squad is looking for a man who fled from police and whose two-month old son has allegedly not been seen in a month.

Detective Sergeant Larry Wilson said the police and Children's Aid Society caseworkers went to the man's Vaughan residence to apprehend two children under a court order on Nov. 24.

The mother of the children was arrested at the scene for unrelated offences and one of the children was taken by CAS.

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But the father fled from police, and it is believed the two-month old was with him.

"Initially we believed the child was with a relative, but that was not true, so we're now looking for him," Det. Sgt. Wilson said Friday. "But we've also found that, aside from a doctor who saw the child on Oct. 31, no one aside from the parents seems to have seen him for a month."

Police say they are concerned for the child George Doodhnaught's safety as he was born premature.

They are looking for the father, Ricky Doodhnaught who is described as 31-year-old brown male, 5 feet, 10 inches in height and weighs approximately 240 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes.

The suspect is believed to have driven a silver 2002 Dodge Caravan with two possible licence plates of BMJZ199 and BFJT783, and police are currently searching in the GTA. He is also wanted on two criminal warrants for theft of gas.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 905-773-1221 ext. 7865 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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