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 2:00 p.m.
Yasmine (left) and Nadia Reddy left their Surrey home 15 years ago.

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).

@diakiw

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

File photo
Man, 68, charged with arson, assault and threatening in Whalley summer fire

David Thind charged in connection with a house fire in the 13000-block of 112A Avenue on Aug. 28

The South Surrey ‘Underground House’ includes skylights and just one side ‘window’ – this glass door that leads out to a patio. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey ‘underground house’ set to go up for sale

‘Unassuming’ John Kay-designed home include skylights, just one window

Swimmer Arianna Hunsicker outside the pool at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex. The Surrey Knights swim club member is aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo next summer. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey swimmer aims for Paralympic Games amid COVID-19 challenges at Fleetwood pool

Arianna Hunsicker and other Knights club members train at the only public pool open in Surrey

One man is dead after a shooting in Fleetwood Sunday evening. (Shane MacKichan photos)
One dead after targeted shooting in Surrey

Incident took place near shopping complex at the corner of 152 Street and Fraser Highway

Items collected from last year’s Ocean Park Food Drive. (Contributed file photo)
Ocean Park Food Drive expands, open to residents south of 32 Avenue

Homeowners south of 32 Avenue and west of 160 Street encouraged to put donations on doorstep

A bus shelter in White Rock is emblazoned with an ad from B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Black Press Media files)
VIDEO: ‘Am I racist?’ campaign asks British Columbians to confront their unconscious biases

Signs asking British Columbians to think about racial injustice have been put up across the province

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Pitt Meadows Mayor John Becker at his former law office. (News files)
Former Pitt Meadows mayor suspended from practising law for 14 months

Statement from John Becker says anxiety and depression played role

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks to a reporter in Vancouver on November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
No evidence that B.C. ER staff played blood alcohol level game, but Indigenous racism widespread

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond releases findings of independent investigation

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(Dave Landine/Facebook)
VIDEO: Dashcam captures head-on crash between snowplow and truck on northern B.C. highway

Driver posted to social media that he walked away largely unscathed

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
B.C. care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and Premier John Horgan announce $5 billion emergency fund for COVID-19 unemployment and other relief, B.C. legislature, March 23, 2020. (B.C. government)
Carole James stays on to advise B.C. Premier John Horgan

Retired finance minister to earn a dollar a year

A pedestrian makes their way through the snow in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Wild winter, drastic swings in store for Canada this year: Weather Network

In British Columbia and the Prairies, forecasters are calling for above-average snowfall levels

Most Read