Missing Children Society of Canada

Missing Children Society of Canada

May 06, 2011 07:03 ET

Missing Children Society of Canada: Reward Offer Closes at Midnight in Pearl Gavaghan Da Massa Case

Case will remain open until missing girl is found

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - Missing Children Society of Canada

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The $10,000 reward for information in the Pearl Gavaghan Da Massa case is scheduled to expire at midnight tonight.

While the organization has received several tips since the reward announcement, including new photos of the pair, the reward for information remains unclaimed.

"Although the window on this reward offer is closing, this will remain an active case until Pearl is found," said Ted Davis, an investigator with MCSC and a former police detective. "We remain focused on reuniting Pearl with her father, and we will continue to follow up on the information we have received on this case."

"Thank you to everyone who acted on their concern for Pearl's well-being by contacting us with information," Davis continued. "Every piece of information, no matter how small it may seem, is helpful in our effort to bring Pearl back to safety."

The reward announcement was originally made on April 6th, which was Pearl's 7th birthday - a day that should be spent with family and friends – something that this little girl is being deprived of.

It has been over 2 years since the little girl vanished from the United Kingdom. Pearl Rose Gavaghan Da Massa was taken by her mother, Helen Gavaghan, who had joint custody with the child's father, Henry Da Massa.

Since December 9, 2008, Helen has been on the run with the child and hiding from authorities. There were sightings of them in Toronto last summer, and they may still be in the Toronto area or have ties to the area. New information also points to the possibility that the missing girl and her abductor may have travelled across Canada and are in hiding in British Columbia, possibly in the Vancouver area.

Helen may be using aliases of Dana Flaherty or Meta International. Pearl may be known as Belle Flaherty. They both speak in British accents.

Anyone with information can contact MCSC confidentially through their 24-hour toll-free TIP line at 1-800-661-6160 or by email at tips@mcsc.ca. Conditions and information about this reward are available on MCSC's website at www.mcsc.ca. The public can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to provide confidential information on this case and inquire about their reward program.

To view the Pearl Gavaghan Da Massa's Case Profile, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/mcsc_506.pdf

ABOUT MCSC

Since 1986, the Missing Children Society of Canada has been reuniting missing children with their searching families through professional investigations, public awareness and family support programs. MCSC's team of former police detectives and trained investigators work closely with law enforcement while conducting frontline, hands-on investigative and search activities.

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Contact Information

  • Missing Children Society of Canada
    Amanda Pick
    Executive Director
    403.291.0705 ext. 222 or Cell: 403.510.6942
    apick@mcsc.ca
    www.mcsc.ca