Above: Maria Squalli in 2018
Above: Rita Squalli in 2018
Maria and Rita Squalli
Last seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 6, 2018
Vital statistics: Maria is a white female. She was born in March 2012. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was six at the time. Rita is a white female. She was born in 2007. Brown hair, brown eyes. Was ten at the time.
Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Jawad Squalli-Housseini. He is a white male whose nickname is "Jay," and many agencies refer to him as "Jay Squalli." He was forty-nine at the time; photos and other vital statistics for him are not available. He told their mother, Elena Danilina, that he was taking them to Morocco to visit his sick mother, but two days later contacted her to say that he was in the United Arab Emirates with them and demanded a divorce. Danilina later recieved custody in Canada and when he traveled to Morocco with the children she got a Hague Treaty order for their return. However, they refused to get on the plane and no further efforts to return them to Canada have been made. They are still believed to be in Casablanca, Morocco. The UAE has issued a custody order in favor of their father.
If you have any information as to the Squalli childrens' whereabouts, please contact the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-5110. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Post
The Globe and Mail
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