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Mother of missing Ontario baby charged

12/21/2011 01:26 EST | Updated 02/20/2012 05:12 EST

The 23-year-old mother of a missing baby in York Region north of Toronto has been charged by police who believe her son is dead.

"What we can say is that baby George's body is believed to have been disposed of on or about the first day of November," said Det.-Sgt. John Braybrook of York regional police.

Nadia Ayyad, 23, was charged Wednesday with committing an indignity to a dead body and failing to provide the necessities of life. She is also facing an obstruction charge.

Police have been looking for Ayyad's son, George Doodhnaught, since Nov. 24. He was nine weeks old at the time of his disappearance. Police have not been able to locate the body and are asking for the public's assistance.

"We know that the father, Ricky, and the mother, Nadia, have a large circle of family, friends and acquaintances. We are appealing to those people if they have any information at all to call us at 1-866-287-5025 extension 7865," said Braybrook.

The boy's father, Ricky Doodhnaught, 31, of Woodbridge, Ont., is already in custody and facing abduction charges. He will make his next court appearance on Dec. 30, when police are expected to amend the charges.

According to Braybrook he will also be charged with indignity to a human body, failing to provide the necessities of life and abduction.

Three women have also been arrested, and face charges of obstructing justice and accessory after the fact, in connection with the child's disappearance:

- Rita Nankali, 60, Ricky Doodhnaught's aunt.

- Victoria Munian, 21, Doodhnaught's cousin.

- Susan Munian, 39.

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