Authorities are defending the system against complaints that an Amber Alert late Thursday night was excessively disruptive.
Police say a tip from a motorist who recognized the suspect vehicle described in the alert led them directly to a 41-year-old man who is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter.
It also led police back to his Brampton, Ontario home where they found the body of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar.
Roopesh Rajkumar was arrested about 130-kilometres north of Toronto.
He remained in police custody in hospital Friday evening, however, investigators weren’t commenting on his medical issues.
I can’t even begin to describe how disappointing and upsetting it is to read the comments, emails and calls to our communications bureau complaining about receiving an Amber Alert late at night. I appreciate that a lot of people were sleeping but the immediate need to locate 1/2
— Cst. Akhil Mooken (@OfficerMooken) February 15, 2019
The Canadian Press