Mother and child missing from Durham area may be in Kingston

UPDATE: Durham Regional Police say that both mother and daughter were found, safe and sound, in the Kingston area.

ORIGINAL: The Durham Region Police Service is reaching out to other police services and the public in other municipalities in an attempt to locate an Oshawa mother and daughter who left home early Tuesday morning. Stephanie Gauvin, age 34 and her daughter Kiyra Duval, age 11, left their Phillip Murray Avenue home in Oshawa on Tuesday, September 4 at approximately 6 a.m.

Their abandoned vehicle was located near South Frontenac, Ontario on Tuesday night. Around 8 p.m., Kiyra called her father from a pay phone in Kingston, Ontario wanting to come home. Gauvin does not have a driver’s license, has no access to money and requires medication, say police. She and Kiyra may be heading to Montreal. Gauvin was born in Quebec. They also brought along the family dog, Molly, a dachshund.

Gauvin is described as a female, white, about 5’4″ tall, 123 lbs., with brown eyes, straight brown hair. Duval is described as a female, 5′ tall, about 90 lbs. and blonde hair with a pink stripe in it.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact their local police service. Kingston Police can be reached at 613-549-4660. In Durham Region, please call the DRPS at 1-888-579-1520. The lead investigator is Det. Sitaram at ext. 2741.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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