Parents of missing 5-year-old plead for safe return of son, grandparents

Global News

CALGARY- The parents of a missing five-year-old boy who vanished along with his grandparents are making a desperate plea for their safe return.

5-year-old Nathan O’Brien, 66-year-old Alvin Cecil Liknes and 53-year-old Kathryn Fay Liknes have not been seen since Sunday night, when Nathan’s mother dropped him off at the Liknes’ Parkhill home for a sleepover. An Amber Alert has since been issued, but so far there is no sign of the trio.

In a news conference on Wednesday, parents Rod and Jen O’Brien tearfully spoke directly to their missing son.

“Nathan, your mom and dad, [brothers] Luke and Maximus, your whole family loves you,” said an emotional Rod O’Brien. “Nathan you are our superhero right now, and we’re going to bring you home very soon.”

He added that Nathan is the “glue in our family”, and that as he gets older he gets more kinder.

“Nathan, I need…

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