RCMP looking for assistance in locating two children

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Source:  Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba Facebook

**UPDATED** 

Jessica Chartier and her children have been safely located in St. Albert, Alberta. Manitoba RCMP would like to thank the media, St.Albert RCMP and the public for their assistance.

Jessica Chartier has been arrested and is facing charges in relation to this matter.

On September 28, 2018, Carberry RCMP received a request to assist the Brandon Police Service to check on the well-being of a 29-year-old female and her two children.

The two children were not returned to their father following a legal parental visit with their mother. The children were dropped off by their father at school on September 26, 2018, and were to spend the next two days with their mother. When their father attended the school to pick up the children on September 28, he was informed that his children were not there and had not been in school on September 27 or 28. Officers have been actively searching for Melaina Chartier, 8, and Colton Nordstrom, 6, both from Brandon, since that date.

Their mother, Jessica Chartier, 29, is wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant of arrest for Abduction. She is believed to be with the children and driving a grey 2016 Chrysler 200, with Manitoba licence plate: GJX890. Jessica Chartier is described as Caucasian, 5’7″, 150 pounds, with black or blonde hair and brown eyes.

The Manitoba RCMP is now asking for public assistance in locating the two children.

Colton is described as 3-3.5 feet tall, with blonde hair and wearing dark-framed, round glasses.

Melaina is described as 3.5-4 feet tall, with dark shoulder-length hair.

Jessica and her children were last seen on the evening of October 1, 2018, in Virden, Manitoba.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.