Lyneth Mann-Lewis, who was reunited with her son Jermaine
this week after he was missing for 31 years, hugs retired police officer Ted
Davis, who was one of the investigators with Missing Children's Society of
Canada who helped find her son. (submitted)
“Ted encouraged me to be always, always believing,” Mann-Lewis told
reporters at a news conference Monday, where she credited Davis’
“unrelenting resolve” with finding her son. “I will forever be grateful
for him for everything he has done.”
Quick to give credit to other agencies, including the Toronto police
fugitive squad and the United States Marshals Service, Davis said the
arrest came through collaboration and a few substantial recent
The “absolute” clincher, he said, was the recent discovery of Mann
Jr.’s assumed name. While Toronto police have revealed little about the
investigation, U.S. court documents show that in August, police
identified and interviewed associates of Mann Jr., one of whom provided
Mann Jr.’s fake name: Hailee Randolph DeSouza.
That day, Davis knew an arrest was in sight.
“I knew that we had enough at that time,” he said. “We had a
direction to work toward.”
In the ensuing months, as police were closing in — locating Mann Jr.
in Connecticut, forensically analyzing photographs and more — Davis
didn’t say a word to Mann-Lewis. That risked producing false hope, he
said, which would turn to devastation if the investigation hit a snag.
It wasn’t until mid-week last week, as Mann Jr. was being taken into
custody, that Davis boarded a plane from Calgary to tell Mann-Lewis in
person — alongside Amanda Pick, CEO of the missing children’s
organization — that her son had been found.
“You can’t tell someone, after waiting 31 years, over the telephone
or FaceTime, ‘Hey listen, I found your son,’ ” Davis said. “You gotta be
Davis was there, too, when Mann-Lewis laid eyes on her son for the
first time in more than three decades, travelling with her and Pick to
meet Jermaine less than 48 hours after she was told he had been found.
Declaring himself as “not a really emotional-type guy” — “I have my
feelings and stuff, but I don’t display them as much as other people
maybe do” — Davis nonetheless said the reunion was remarkable.
As they pulled up to the address, he spotted Jermaine sitting on the
porch and observed his face, which mirrored the look he’d seen on his
mother’s face for two days. There was no doubt they were related.
“Their eyes are so close, and your eyes tell you a lot about a
person,” Davis said.
Estimating he’s played a hand in more that 100 reunions between
parents and missing children, Davis says helping solve Jermaine’s
disappearance holds special significance. That’s in part, he says,
because “Lyneth was special.” Like all parents he’s met through his
work, she was engaged and dedicated.
What distinguishes her is that her energy never faded after all the
years her son was missing.
“Whenever you talked to her you could tell that she was still
persistent and passionate about getting her son back,” he said.
Wendy Gillis is a Toronto-based
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Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
So what caused an Ontario Father to abduct his child in the absence of
and in this case contrary to a court order?
Quite possibly it is because Ontario Courts do not deliver justice to
fathers. Every day of the week somewhere in Ontario, a mother abducts a
child without a court order, to deprive a child of a relationship with their
father and often it is for ever or until the child seeks out their father.
Ontario Judges are a collection of male hating vermin who spend their
entire careers criminalizing and or enslaving men to prevent children from
having relationships with their father.
While the Ontario Courts continue to engage in their criminal terrorist
and fascist policies, fathers will never have any hope of any success in
Most of the Family Court Judges in Ontario are former lawyers for the one
of the world's largest criminal cartels, the Children's Aid Societies of
Ontario. It is extremely rare to find an honest ethical lawyer who has
worked for this Criminal Cartel.
When women abduct children, especially without a court order, its
If a father did the same thing, the police react by fabricating charges
Any allegation by a father of violence or abuse is treated with heresy.
You won't find "retired police officers" working after retirement
assisting fathers who have had their children abducted.
If you want to meet the Rotten cops who support criminal conduct by women
the Ottawa Police headquarters where the lowest forms of life who abuse
children and literally abduct children from male victims of domestic
violence and hand them , knowingly to extremely violent mothers who they
know will continue their abuse.
Here are some examples of Criminals wearing Police Uniforms.
Van T NGUYEN Badge No. 952
This corrupt evidence fabricating rotten cop visited a very violent
while on duty with out any reason months after he fabricated evidence
NOT charge her.
NGUYEN colluded with two other Rotten cops of the Ottawa Police.
W. SMITH Badge No. 880
Det Now Sgt. Peter Van Der Zander.
Van Der Zander. was promoted AFTER the Ottawa Police knew he
fabricated evidence, as did several of the Crown Attorneys of
Ottawa and the Local Children's Aid Society who all colluded in have
charges stayed and charges laid to suit their political reasons to
Van Der Zander, Constable
Van T NGUYEN Badge No. 952
from charges of Obstructing Justice and fabricating evidence.
Everyone in Ottawa should take a careful note of the names of these
Rotten Ottawa Cops.
Sgt. Peter Van Der Zander.
Take a good look at this creep who actually fabricates evidence
to NOT charge violent women.
His unpublished number ends up in the hands of those seeking
a favour. In return, he intimidates, harasses, fabricates evidence and
brings discredit to
all the other Ottawa Police officers who have more ethics.
If you have been a victim of any of these officers please email