Above: Mason Riford in 2019 (left) and an age-progressed image to 4, circa 2021 (right)

Above: Olivia Riford-Diarbakerly in 2019 (left) and an age-progressed image to 11, circa 2021 (right)<

Mason Michael Riford and Olivia Nicole Riford-Diarbakerly

Last seen in North Tonawanda, New York on February 6, 2019

Vital statistics: Mason is a white male. He was born on September 12, 2017. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was two at the time. Olivia is a white female. She was born on March 23, 2010. Brown hair, green eyes. She wears glasses but may not wear them all the time. She has asthma and may be in need of medical attention. Was eight at the time.

Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Katie Riford. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. At the time Riford was involved in a custody battle with their father, Peter Diarbakerly, who lives in Massachusetts. She fled before a final court hearing and custody was awarded to him in her absence. A warrant is on file for her. They may still be in New York. Some agencies give the date of their disappearance as January 20, 2018.

Above: Katie Riford in 2019

Vital statistics: White female. Born on November 15, 1984. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was thirty-four at the time.

If you have any information as to the Riford and Riford-Diarbakerly childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Niagara County Sheriff's Office at 716-438-3393. Any information received can be kept confidential.

Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
News 4 Buffalo

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