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The seek for a lacking 10-year-old Montreal boy resumed Friday morning with the assistance of a canine unit.

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou disappeared March 12 after he left his dwelling in Montreal’s north-end borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville to satisfy a pal. He was final seen in des Bateliers Park, which is about two minutes from his dwelling.

Montreal police had been accompanied Friday morning by a canine to look the Rivière des Prairies, which borders the park.

The canine, which was dropped at Montreal from Nova Scotia, makes a speciality of trying to find lacking individuals in our bodies of water and ice.

Within the almost three weeks that Ariel has been lacking, divers have searched the frigid waters separating Montreal and Laval a number of occasions with out success.

The nautical unit additionally set out once more this week, however divers had been hampered by thick ice.

On Friday morning, a ship was within the water to interrupt up the ice and divers from the Montreal police had been additionally on the scene.

Police imagine boy drowned

Whereas police at the moment are focusing their search on the river, a gaggle of officers, the boy’s household and volunteers have additionally canvassed the neighbourhood.

Montreal police say they’re contemplating all attainable situations, however they imagine that Ariel could have fallen and drowned within the river.

Listed below are particulars about Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, who speaks French:

  • About four-foot-seven, weighing 88 kilos.
  • Darkish hair and darkish eyes.
  • Final seen carrying a black coat with a hood, gray pants and yellow footwear.
Anybody with info is requested to contact 911.Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was reported lacking Monday, March 12. (Radio-Canada)

Members of the neighborhood are retracing the steps of a lacking 10-year-old boy at the moment in Montreal after every week of exhaustive searches and nonetheless no signal of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.

Ariel was final seen Monday afternoon after leaving his residence in Ahuntsic-Cartierville to stroll to a buddy’s home.

“We’re damaged,” stated Kouadio Frédéric Kouakou, the boy’s father.

After a late-night vigil outdoors the household’s doorstep, the volunteer search celebration has drawn greater than 100 folks to comb the neighbourhood Saturday in hopes of discovering him.

The household introduced it’s providing a $ 10,000 reward for anybody who has details about the disappearance of their son.

Kouakou says he believes Ariel is alive and was kidnapped.

“If in case you have our youngster, deliver him again to us,” stated Kouakou on Friday. “You will have our forgiveness.”

Ariel’s mom, Akouena Noëlla Bibie, spoke Friday afternoon, saying she hasn’t slept since her son went lacking. She requested for anybody with details about their son’s whereabouts to come back ahead.

“It has been six years that we’ve got been within the neighbourhood and our son by no means goes too far,” she stated by means of tears. “I’m satisfied he was kidnapped.”

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, 10, went lacking after he left his Ahuntsic-Cartierville residence earlier this week. (Montreal police)

Montreal police say they’re contemplating all potential situations and haven’t dominated out kidnapping. They plan to proceed their search operation because the investigation continues.

“We’re persevering with with going door-to-door on the streets that weren’t achieved yesterday,” stated police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard. “And we’ll additionally examine and sweep backyards.”

Days and nights of looking out

Montreal police, Quebec provincial police, firefighters, household and volunteers have canvassed the neighbourhood over the previous week for indicators of Ariel.

They’ve repeatedly combed by means of the snowy riverbank and wooded space of Parc des Bateliers, which is alongside the Rivière des Prairies and the place Ariel was final seen.

His photograph can also be plastered on lampposts, phone poles and companies within the space.

Listed below are particulars about Ariel, who speaks French:

  • About four-foot-seven and 88 kilos.
  • Darkish hair and darkish eyes.
  • Was final seen carrying a black coat with a hood, gray pants and yellow footwear.

Officers are asking anybody with info to contact 911.

Father of lacking Montreal boy speaks out as search resumeszero:28

They’re additionally invited to go to the command put up arrange outdoors Galéries Normandie on de Salaberry Road, which is about 500 metres from Parc des Bateliers.

Residents in Cartierville are additionally being requested to examine their backyards, sheds, garages, and anyplace the place a toddler might be hiding.

Father desires new Amber Alert

The daddy is asking for police to launch a brand new Amber Alert for his boy after it was withdrawn earlier this week.

“All that we would like is for Ariel to return secure and sound,” stated Kouakou.

The transfer got here after a surveillance video taken on Monday from a house on Gouin Boulevard was proven to the household. It reveals Ariel strolling, turning as if his identify had been referred to as, strolling once more after which turning once more earlier than strolling swiftly away.

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon, however was later lifted when police decided his case did not meet the standards to maintain the emergency measure in place.

Amber Alerts are normally issued solely when a toddler is beneath 18, is believed to have been kidnapped and be in imminent hazard, and when police have info that may assist find them.

This was the primary time Montreal police had issued an alert with out assembly these circumstances, saying it was an “distinctive measure” provided that Ariel had been lacking for greater than 24 hours.

Police say after the Amber Alert was issued, a girl who spoke to Ariel in Parc des Bateliers contacted them.

Kouakou family

The household of 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou is asking anybody with details about the disappearance to come back ahead. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)

The 10-year-old boy, who vanished Monday after leaving house in Montreal’s north finish to satisfy a pal, was captured by a storage surveillance digicam strolling alone the morning he disappeared.

An Amber Alert was issued for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou on Tuesday afternoon, however was later lifted when police decided his case did not meet the standards to maintain the emergency measure in place. 

Ariel has been lacking since Monday afternoon after getting his mother and father’ permission to stroll to a pal’s home close by. His college was closed that day.

Surveillance footage from a Montreal storage reveals 10-year-old Ariel Kouakou on the morning of the day he went lacking. zero:37

The boy’s father, Kouadio ​​Frédéric Kouakou, mentioned he noticed the surveillance video for the primary time immediately. 

Kouakou noticed his son on the surveillance video strolling by the entrance of the Gouin Boulevard storage, situated about 50 metres from his vacation spot, at 11:15 a.m. ET on Monday.

“It offers me hope within the sense that to see him alive, that is a brand new component for me as a result of prior to now we had no indication,” he mentioned. 

The storage proprietor mentioned he instructed police concerning the video on Monday.

Police haven’t launched it, however the storage allowed media to view the footage. 

Search continues

Officers at the moment are canvassing the world and surrounding neighbourhoods for Ariel, mentioned Montreal police Insp. André Durocher. 

Police on horses and first responders are additionally looking the snowy riverbank of Parc des Bateliers, which borders the Rivière des Prairies and the place Ariel was final noticed round 2 p.m. ET on Monday.

“Nothing is not possible. We will not exclude something,” Durocher mentioned. “The worst factor we may do is to exclude any chance.” 

Police are asking anybody with details about Ariel’s disappearance to return to their non permanent command publish arrange outdoors police Station 10 at 11756 O’Brien Boulevard.

Kouakou mentioned he did not imagine Ariel would go close to the river.

“We by no means went close to the water  I do know my son,” he mentioned. 

“Possibly he would have gone close to the water if it was one thing we normally did. He’s a soccer child. He would go see his pal to play soccer. He was going to see his pal, and when he left house, he didn’t say he was going close to the water.”

Listed below are particulars about Ariel, who speaks French:

  • About four-foot-seven, weighing 88 kilos.
  • Darkish hair and darkish eyes.
  • Was final seen sporting a black coat with a hood, gray pants and yellow footwear.

Anybody with data is requested to contact 911.

Police are additionally asking residents of Cartierville to verify their backyards, garages and sheds, or anyplace a baby might be hiding.

“What worries us is that the temperature does not assist,” mentioned Durocher.Akouena Noella and Kouadio Frédéric Kouakou’s 10-year-old son Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou is lacking. Kouakou mentioned he’s assured police will discover his son. zero:40

Alert was an ‘distinctive measure’

Amber Alerts are normally issued solely when particular standards are met: a baby is beneath 18, is believed to have been kidnapped and be in imminent hazard, and when police have data that may assist find them.

That is the primary time the Montreal police have issued an alert with out assembly these situations. 

Durocher mentioned the alert was an “distinctive measure provided that it was nearly 24 hours because the boy disappeared and that we heard completely nothing.”

“Was it probably the most applicable measure? Pay attention, that is not our fear for the second,” he mentioned. “Our preoccupation is to search out the younger boy.”Montreal police have been looking Ahuntsic-Cartierville for Ariel. (Charles Contant/CBC)

The Amber Alert led police to discover a girl who spoke to Ariel close to Parc des Bateliers, which is 2 minutes from his house. Durocher mentioned the 2 communicated and that Ariel seemed to be unhappy.

The Lacking Kids’s Community, a non-profit group that assists with such instances, turned concerned Tuesday morning with the Amber Alert.

Government director Pina Arcamone mentioned police made the proper transfer to launch the alert, but it surely was unsuitable to raise it as a result of it’s complicated to the general public.

“The very last thing we might need is for the general public to assume that Ariel was discovered and that is the rationale we do not hear about him this morning, and that is actually, actually false,” she mentioned.