Montreal police stop river search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Apr 3 2018, 3:24 am

Montreal police are bringing their river search for missing 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou to a close.

Police have been searching the Rivière des Prairies for Kouakou since March 19. Montreal Police previously stated that that the possibility of the boy drowning was their “number one hypothesis.”

According to CBC, Montreal police and Sûreté du Québec have met with over over 40 people since Kouakou disappeared on March 12.

Kouakou was last seen on Monday, March 12, in des Bateliers Park after leaving his home in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville area to see a friend.

According to Lafrenière, Kouakou was last seen by a woman at the park at approximately 11:25 am on March 12.

An Amber Alert was issued for on March 13, but it was canceled later that evening. Kouakou’s parents say they believe their son was abducted. A petition has been set up to relaunch the Amber Alert.

Anyone with information regarding Kouakou’s whereabouts is asked to contact 911 or their local police station immediately.

The young boy, who speaks Fench, is described as black, 137 cm (4′ 6″) – 142 cm (4′ 8″), and weighing 40 kg. He was last seen wearing grey pants, a black coat, and yellow shoes.

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