Cochrane RCMP request assistance to locate two children and two adults – Update 2 – Still investigating

March 19, 2021
Cochrane, Alberta

News release


Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak
Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak

The RCMP Serious Crimes Branch continue to investigate the disappearance of 5-year-old Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak and 2-year-old Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak.

Investigators believe they have not left Canada and still believe the children are in the company of their grandmother, Therese O'Driscoll (68) and their aunt Alison O'Driscoll (38), all from the Cochrane area. They were all last seen at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the children's rural home near Cochrane.

Updated descriptions of the children:

Leonine O'Driscoll-Zak (5) is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Blue eyes
  • Long blond hair
  • Slim build
  • 106 cm, 3 feet 6 inches tall
  • 20.4 kg, 45 lbs

Wyatt O'Driscoll-Zak (2) is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Blue eyes
  • Long blond hair
  • Slim build
  • 76 cm, 2 feet 6 inches tall
  • 16 kg, 35 lbs

Investigators understand that there are many people who are sympathetic to the custody situation of these children. RCMP are imploring anyone with information to please contact them.

RCMP believe the O'Driscoll's are receiving assistance to avoid apprehension. The RCMP is making a request of anyone who may be assisting the O'Driscoll's in hiding the children to contact police.

Those assisting the O'Driscoll's may believe they are acting in the best interests of the children; however, those who assist in the commission of a criminal offence can be charged criminally with aiding and abetting.

If you have any information in relation to their current location, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


Contact information

Constable Chantelle Kelly
Media Relations Group


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