It’s been an agonizing 365 days since Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou disappeared from his Ahuntsic-Cartierville home in Montreal.
A year after his disappearance, two new initiatives will be launched in an effort to find the 10-year-old boy who went missing on March 12, 2018.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the STM (Société de transport de Montréal) will post the boy’s photo on video screens at all of its 68 metro stations and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada will print a photo of his face and details on VISA billing envelopes during the entire month of May.
- Montreal police issue amber alert for missing 10-year-old boy
- Police divers search river for missing 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou
- Reward for missing Montreal boy Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou increased to $75,000
- Billboard campaign launched in hopes of finding missing boy Ariel Kouakou
In a phone call with Daily Hive, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection confirmed they are associated with both campaigns.
The public is also invited to a mass celebrating Ariel’s life, scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Saint-Joseph-de-Bordeaux church in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, the boy’s hometown.
Surveillance cameras showed Ariel entering Des Bateliers Park in Rivière-des-Prairies on March 12, 2018, but never showed him coming out.
A city-wide search has resulted in no trace of the boy.
Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou stands at 4’7” and weighs 90 lbs, he has brown hair, brown eyes and speaks French.
The Missing Children’s Network urges anyone with any information on Ariel to contact them at 1-888-692-4673 or Info-Crime Montréal at 514-393-1133.