Amber Alert continues
An Amber Alert was called Monday for Nathan O'Brien, centre, after his mother went to pick up the five-year-old at his grandparents' home and found no one there. Nathan, 5, and his grandparents, Kathryn Liknes, far left and Alvin Liknes, far right, remained missing Tuesday, and police said they had few leads. (Calgary Police Service)
Calgary's police chief questions whether a reward would help the investigation into the disappearance of a five-year-old boy and his grandparents.
Nathan O'Brien was reported missing Monday when his mother went to pick him up after a sleepover at the grandparents — Alvin and Kathy Liknes.
No one was home and an Amber Alert was issued by police.
Nathan's father, Rod, says the family would be offering a reward.
Chief Rick Hansen says in cases like this a reward can just cause more work for police because all kinds of people could step forward with bogus tips that must be checked out.
Hansen told a radio show (Morning News CHQR) that if people have information about a case they will usually call the Crime Stoppers phone tip line.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it clean, keep it civil, and stay on topic. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published. If you see a comment that you feel is inappropriate, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments appearing here are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet.