Peel Police - Parental Abduction

Posted on Monday April 14, 2014


Mississauga– Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 8 year-old male.

Matthew ZHANG, was last seen by his father at 10:00 a.m. on April 13, 2014,when he was dropped off at an address on Mississauga Valley Blvd, to visit his mother.  Just before 5:00 p.m., his father contacted Wei CHEN, the victim’s mother, who refused to return him.  It is believed she has fled the jurisdiction with her son.

Wei CHEN drives a 2005 Honda Accord, 4 door grey, Ontario license #AVAM 009.  She is described as female, Asian, 5’6” tall, with a thin build, collar length black hair, and brown eyes.

Matthew ZHANG is described as male, Asian, 5’ tall, 80 lbs, with a thin build and fair complexion.  He has black hair, above the ears and was last seen wearing a blue or green winter coat, a sweater with a hoodie, and grey runners with a green stripe.

Wei CHEN does not have custody of the victim and is not able to care for him properly. She does not have family in Canada.

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Investigators are very concerned for the safety of the victim. 

Anyone who has information on the location of Wei CHEN and/or Matthew ZHANG is asked to contact investigators at the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.


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