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Key dates in the Kienan Hebert abduction

09/13/2011 08:35 EDT | Updated 01/12/2012 02:22 EST
SPARWOOD, B.C. - Key developments in the disappearance and return of Kienan Hebert.

Sept. 6: Kienan Hebert last seen in the evening when he was put to bed in his Sparwood, B.C. home.

Sept. 7: Kienan discovered and reported missing at about 8:54 a.m. local time. Search begins immediately. Police consider Amber Alert almost immediately, but did not have the information to meet the threshold. Police identify Randal Hopley as a suspect and issue an Amber Alert just before 6 p.m.

Sept. 8: Candlelight vigil held for Kienan in Sparwood.

Sept. 9: BC Ferries' Coastal Celebration returned to Tsawwassen after police receive a tip, which was later found to be false alarm. Margaret Fink, Hopley's mother, appeals for her son to return Kienan. Police ask cabin owners to check their vacation properties.

Sept. 10: Paul Hebert, Kienan's father, appeals for the safe return of his son. Police confirm for the first time Kienan was abducted. Police also announce a second abduction attempt happened at another home the evening Hebert went missing.

Sept. 11: Kienan mysteriously returned to family home between 3 a.m. and 3:15 a.m.

Sept. 13: Police arrest Hopley near Crowsnest Pass, Alta., where he was found hiding in an old mining cabin.

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