Surrey child taken 15 years ago

Ronald Reddy tried to get his daughter back from her mother while she lived in Jordan.

  • Aug. 9, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Yasmine (left) and Nadia Reddy left their Surrey home 15 years ago.

He met Nadia at party around Christmastime in 1993.

Two months later, Ronald and Nadia Reddy were married and soon had their first and only daughter, Yasmine.

Four years after their marriage, Ronald came home to his empty Surrey house. His wife and one-year-old daughter were gone.

It’s the Surrey RCMP’s Missing Person’s Unit’s oldest parental abduction case. Parental abduction is a crime in Canada and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Ronald eventually tracked his wife to Jordan, where her father is a real estate developer. Ronald obtained several national and international custody orders.

He eventually flew to Jordan in hopes of getting his daughter back, to no avail.

An online report written in 1997 by Gordon Legge of the Calgary Herald says Nadia informed RCMP and her lawyer she was going to Jordan and would be back in a year for a divorce.

She never returned.

Ronald has seen his daughter at least a half a dozen times. He told The Herald he loves seeing his daughter, but notes that it’s extremely gut wrenching.

“Even though inside I’m burning, I try and stay calm.  It’s the most frustrating thing on the face of the planet.  Every day that passes, I’m more and more concerned about her well-being.”

Mounties now believe Nadia and Yasmine may be in the Southern California area, perhaps Sacramento.

Nadia Reddy is described as a 47 year old female, 5’4”, 135 lbs (1997), with black hair and black eyes. She may be using the surname Rashid or Tayyeb.

Yasmine is now 16 and has brown hair and black eyes. She also may be using her mother’s alias surnames.

Surrey RCMP say cases like this are frustrating for all parties.

“The emotional toll that these cases have on all parties involved can be quite extensive as well,” said Grainger. “This is just another example, however, of a cold case file within our Missing Persons Unit that will remain open until it is solved.”

Anyone with further information related to these missing persons is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Missing Persons Unit by email (surrey_missing_persons@rcmp-grc.gc.ca) or phone at 604-599-0502. If you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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