Assistance Sought in a Parental Abduction

Posted On Saturday June 08, 2019

Region of Peel– Investigators from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking assistance from the public in a parental abduction investigation.

On July 29, 2018, the mother of a 5 year-old-girl named Tatianna Cuevas provided consent for her ex-husband, John Varga Cueves to take their child on a vacation to France and Germany. They were expected to return to Toronto on August 12, 2018 but they never arrived.

On August 14, 2018, police were notified that John Varga Cueves and their daughter did not return to Canada from their vacation. Since that time investigators have been working collaboratively with the RCMP and Interpol in attempts to locate Tatianna Cuevas and her father.

On August 21, 2018, a Canada Wide Warrant was issued for 39-year-old John Varga Cuevas for the criminal charge of Abduction in Contravention of a Court Order.

Tatianna Cuevas is described as female, black, 6 years old, 4’0”, 80 pounds, thin build, brown shoulder length curly hair and brown eyes.

John Varga Cueves is described as male, multi-racial, 5’8”, 160 pounds, light complexion, short black hair, brown eyes and possibly has a chinstrap goatee

To view photos of Tatianna and John, please visit our website.

Investigators are appealing to the public for assistance and are asking anyone who has been in contact with or has information on the whereabouts of John Varga Cuevas and Tatianna Cuevas, to call officers at 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at  (905) 453–2121, ext. 2133.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting

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N/R #18-473.1
Inc. #18-0304854

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