TSN host Dan O'Toole's missing baby daughter has been found
TSN SportsCentre host Dan O'Toole's one-month-old baby girl Oakland has been found safe after being reported missing yesterday.
O'Toole initially posted a message to his Instagram saying that "My baby Oakland. I'm praying that whoever has you, is holding you. That whoever has taken you from me, is protecting you."
"That however [sic] has you, let's you come back into my arms. I love you Oakland. I can't wait to one day hold you again. My heart is broken. I am broken. To be clear, Oakland is alive, we think. But we don't know. I have a one month old child, and I don’t know where she is."
He also noted that his ex-wife was not involved, saying "ATTN: my amazing ex wife Corrie has NOTHING to do with this. Please leave her alone."
At 10:30 p.m., Global News reporter Travis Dhanraj tweeted that Durham Regional Police had confirmed the baby had been found safe with her mother.
#BREAKING: I have confirmed with @DRPS that @tsnotoole's baby has been located with her mother and is safe. There are no concerns for child's safety at this point.— Travis Dhanraj (@Travisdhanraj) July 3, 2020
O'Toole responded, indicating that he had not yet been informed of his daughter's whereabouts.
Something is very wrong with this situation. 😔 pic.twitter.com/lLf8uP1JkG— Jess Balzer (@jessicajbalzer) July 3, 2020
Later he updated the Instagram status to report that the baby had been found safe.
"UPDATE: My baby Oakland has been confirmed to be safe," it reads. "I have still not seen her or held her."
"To those that decided to bash me during this ordeal, tell me this: have you ever looked in the eyes of your kids, and not been able to tell them where their sister is or when they will see her again?"
"We are still broken. We may never be fixed again."
O'Toole tweeted early this morning that Durham police had found the baby and shot back at people who had criticized him for taking his apparent custody issue to social media.
The Durham Regional Police Services later confirmed that they had found Oakland and that she was with her "biological mother in the Peterborough area."
We have looked into the social media post of a local resident/sports broadcaster regarding an alleged abduction of his baby daughter. Although this was not reported to us, we can confirm the baby has been/continues to be safe with her biological mother in the Peterborough area.— Durham Regional Police (@DRPS) July 3, 2020
The baby, Oakland Eleanor Sandra Newman-O'Toole, was born at the end of May.
"My brand new lil girl who has a million names, and all of my heart. In case it was ever in doubt, no officially NEVER forgetting 2020," wrote O'Toole at the time of her birth.
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