How four friends used Facebook to track down a missing child

When it comes to the social networking tool known as Facebook, it has its fair share of fans as well as others who prefer to remain off the grid. Well, in this particular case, Facebook is more friend than foe, as a bunch of Quebec friends actually managed to track down a kidnapped baby from a hospital in Trois-Rivieres using the social network. The quartet of young people in Quebec were hailed as heroes by the public after they assisted in the search for said newborn.

Four young people in Quebec are being hailed as heroes after they helped find a baby stolen from a hospital in Trois-Rivieres a day after she was born. Police had issued an alert on Monday night with a photo of the suspect, who was dressed as a nurse. The four friends were already searching for the baby when one saw the photo on social media and recognised the woman. They went to the suspect’s home and called police when they saw the car described in the alert. Quebec police said the suspect, a woman in her 20s, was in police custody in hospital. The baby was returned to her parents within three hours of the alert. The baby’s mother and father, Melissa McMahon and Simon Boisclair, posted a Facebook photo and message on Tuesday thanking police officials, media and anyone who shared the photo for helping find their child.

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Jesseb Shiloh is new to blogging. He enjoys things that most don't and dismisses society as an unfortunate distraction. Find him on WeHeartWorld, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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