Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou: a disappearance which takes into Quebec in suspense for a week now

News 19 March, 2018
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    Jean Balthazard

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    The young Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, 10 years old, is still missing to the call, a week after his disappearance. The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has mandated Monday morning a group of divers who ratissera the rivière des Prairies in search of the child. For those who have not followed this sad story, here is what happened during the last seven days.


    On Tuesday, an Amber alert is triggered in order to find Ariel, disappeared the day before. The young person has left the family home, Monday, about noon, to visit a friend in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal. The SPVM decides at the very end of the evening to lift the Amber alert, but says that this decision does not affect the course of the investigation.


    The parents of the young Ariel deliver a touching testimony Tuesday in which they claim to be devastated. “Ariel, I ask forgiveness. If you hear me, come home, we miss you”, has launched his father Kouadio Frederic Kouakou. He and his wife could not hold back their tears during the interview, 24 hours after the disappearance of their son.



    Wednesday, video taken by security cameras, located on the corner of boulevard Gouin Ouest and rue Letellier, shows Ariel heads over to his friend. Once there, a neighbor spotted the child, who knocks at the door. We review the boy some time later on another surveillance camera, a little further on the boulevard Gouin West. At 14h, a lady has noticed the boy in the park of the Boatmen. It is the last place known where the child was seen.



    On Thursday, police reveal other images of the child, that circulates on the sidewalk. The many videos captured of the young man could make it possible for investigators to reconstruct the path taken by Ariel.



    While the police are still in search of the young Ariel, 72 hours after her disappearance, dozens of volunteers move to Ahuntsic-Cartierville in order to give a helping hand to find the boy.

    Photo Frederique Giguere



    A group of around 200 people made up of friends, relatives and even strangers marched Saturday in support of the family Kouakou.



    The parents of Ariel have announced at the same day they are offering a$ 10,000 reward to anyone who could help find the child.


    The boxer of québécois and champion of the world puts the hand to the dough and provides Sunday, 15 000$ to the family of little Ariel. “It is a great generosity, and we are eternally grateful,” said the father of a boy, Kouadio Frederic Kouakou.