Submitted by RCMP

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP is seeking public assistance to locate Jesse Bennett and his 7-year-old daughter Violet who were reported missing yesterday afternoon.

On January 20 Victoria Family Law Court set out a Joint Custody agreement and ordered Jesse Bennett to return Violet the same day to her mother.

On January 23, 2022 North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP received a report from family that Jesse and Violet Bennett, 7, were missing from their residence which is located in the North Cowichan/Duncan, BC area.

To date, police and family have not been able to make contact with Jesse or Violet. We believe that Jesse Bennett is actively evading police and is in breach of the custody order, requiring him to return Violet to her mother,?said Sgt. Trevor Busch of the North Cowichan RCMP.

Jesse Bennett is described as a Caucasian man, 36-years-old, 5’10”, 160 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair (possibly shaved head or wearing hat), with a beard.

Violet Bennett is described as a Caucasian girl, 7 years old, approximately 4’ft tall, weighing 50-60 pounds, with blue eyes and big natural curly hair.

Jesse is believed to be driving a 2005 grey Honda Civic, four door sedan bearing BC license plate HL111E with distinctive, Christianity-focused stickers on the back, RCMP say.

If you have information about Jesse or Violet’s whereabouts you are asked to contact the police in your jurisdiction, or the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

An example of a 2005 Honda Civic (not actual vehicle) /Submitted by RCMP