Both men are orignially from Queens County.
The RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crime Unit is leading the investigation. RCMP front line patrol members and municipal policing partners across Nova Scotia are working together to locate the accused, 47-year-old David James Leblanc and 31-year-old Wayne Alan Cunningham.
The preliminary investigation has determined the 16-year-old male victim was held against his will for a period of 10 to 14 days. Investigators are also able to release details about the vehicle(s) the accused may be traveling in. Members of the public are asked to contact police if they see a 2003 Gray Hyundai Elantra with a Nova Scotia licence plate FBP 233, or a 2002 Brown Chevrolet Venture van with a Nova Scotia licence plate EZG 581. Members of the public are once again advised to contact police immediately if they recognize the accused and not approach them directly.
On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:15 p.m. RCMP received a call from a local resident regarding a 16-year-old male in need of assistance. Bridgewater RCMP responded and the preliminary investigation revealed that the youth had been forcibly confined in a residence on Faulkner Rd, Upper Chelsea. The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.