Three missing Chinese students are found safe, say police

Ke “Jaden” Xu 16 was last seen on Thursday

Police say the three students were contacted by someone who told them that their families would be in danger unless they went into hiding and stayed off their phones and social media.

Three Chinese national students believed to have been targeted by a kidnapping scam have been found safe, Toronto police say.

Two other students have been missing since Thursday and Friday.

Police allege that the suspect or suspects then told family members of both students that they had been kidnapped and demanded a hefty ransom to secure their release.

An investigation into who contacted the students is ongoing, de Kloet said.

"The students are somewhat isolated - they don't have a lot of friends or family here in Canada". Police tweeted on Monday morning that Liu had since been "safely located". She was located safe and sound on Saturday at around 4:45 p.m.

Police say one of the victims became aware of the scam when she turned her phone on in the Montreal area.

Xu was last seen at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday around Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue.

Juanwen Zhang, 20, and Ke "Jaden" Xu, 16, have also disappeared and have not been seen since November 8 and November 9, respectively.

He is described as six-feet, one-inch tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a red winter jacket, grey trousers and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with any information about these instances is asked to call police at 416-808-2222 immediately.

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