Canadian sports anchor with The Sports Network (TSN), Dan O’Toole, has found his missing daughter, one-month-old Oakland Eleanor Sandra Newman-O’Toole. The sports anchor announced on Instagram on Thursday that his daughter had gone missing, and the Canadian sports community was thrown into a lamentation for the missing child.
O’Toole posted a black-and-white picture of Oakland and begged whoever had her to protect her and return her back home. The 44-year-old former Fox Sports personality made it clear that his former wife, Corrie, had nothing to do with the disappearance of his baby. “My amazing ex-wife Corrie has nothing to do with this, please leave her alone,” he had written.
“My baby Oakland,” he pleaded on Instagram. “I’m praying that whoever has you, is holding you. That whoever has taken you from me, is protecting you. That however has you, lets you come back into my arms. I love you Oakland. I can’t wait to one day hold you again. My heart is broken. I am broken…I have a one-month-old child, and I don’t know where she is.”
The Toronto Police Department initially revealed to the media that they have no information about the disappearance of O’Toole’s daughter, and added that “there has been no amber alert issued pertaining to this inquiry.” However, following the discovery of the child, O’Toole announced on Twitter that he was informed by the police of the discovery of his baby even though he was yet to see or hold her.
The SC with Jay and Dan host obviously came under severe bashing after he announced on social media that his baby was missing because he addressed his “attackers” in a subsequent post before disabling comments on his first Instagram announcement.
“To those that have decided to attack me for fearing for my daughter’s safety, I don’t know what to say,” he had written after the baby was found. “To those that decided to bash me during this ordeal, tell me this: have you ever looked in the eyes of your kids, and not been able to tell them where their sister is or when they will see her again?”
The sports anchor who said his family is broken and “may never be fixed again” over the experience has two other daughters. The third child, Oakland, was born on May 26.