Brampton kidnapping victim found safe, suspect remains at large: Police


Published March 30, 2021 at 11:38 am


Peel Regional Police say that the woman abducted from a Brampton home over the weekend, Saline Ouk, has been found safe while her alleged abductor remains at large.

Late Monday night (March 29), police held a media briefing after announcing on Twitter that 23-year-old Ouk had been found.

According to police, Ouk walked into 22 Division Headquarters in Brampton on her own around 7:30 p.m. Monday and appeared to be in “good health,” but was taken to hospital for treatment of something unrelated to her kidnapping.

The suspect in the case, 21-year-old Kwami Garwood, remains at large.

Ouk was taken from her home on Adventura Rd. near Mayfield Rd. around 3 a.m. on Saturday.

Police were called to the home at that time to reports of a disturbance. When they arrived, they confronted the suspect who managed to escape in the car while police fired shots at the vehicle.

Police confirmed Monday that the vehicle was discovered Sunday afternoon in the Whitepoppy Dr. and McLaughlin Rd. area of Brampton and that the pair took a taxi to the Ruddington Dr. and Bayview Ave. area in Toronto, arriving around 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Garwood is known to police as he is currently wanted for murder in Toronto last year. Durham Police also have a warrant out for his arrest. Police say the man is considered armed and dangerous and warn that he is not to be approached.

— with files from Steve Pecar

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