Divers of the police ratisseront the river

News 19 March, 2018
  • Axel Marchand-Lamothe

    Monday, 19 march, 2018 01:00

    Monday, 19 march, 2018 01:00

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    Divers Group tactical response of the police Department of the City of Montreal will carry out dives in the river Meadows as soon as the weather will allow it to attempt to exclude some of the assumptions in their investigation into the disappearance of the little Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.

    At the end of the day yesterday, current measurements and ice thickness have been carried out in the edge of the park of the Boatmen, at the end of the rue Saint-Réal, to prepare for a dive in the beginning of the week, most likely today if the conditions are appropriate.

    “We want to make sure they close all the doors in our investigation by making these checks, imaged Benedict Boisselle, a spokesman for Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). We know that it is a place that the young boy was attending in the summer. “

    Since a week, the police have completed 247 information to find Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, 10 years old, but still can not prioritise one theory more than another.

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    Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

    They have continued their door-to-door to the west of the district of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, near highway 15, yesterday. Using a mountain BIKE, they are also returned on the banks of the rivière des Prairies near the pont Viau.

    According to Benedict Boisselle, there is nothing in the information which is collected does not point necessarily to the waters, but the cold of the last days has allowed the ice to thicken and make the verification operation is safe.

    The scope sweep should also be increased to about 200 m2 today.

    Influx of volunteers

    Before the appearance of on-site police investigation, some of the volunteers to use less conventional ways to discover clues that would lead to the 10-year old boy.

    “I try to be innovative,” says Joseph Paré who strode the park of the Boatmen with a metal detector and a shovel in the afternoon.

    “I hope to find an object that is linked to it as a zipper or an eyelet of a shoe. It works well through the snow, ” he added.

    Photo Axel Marchand-Lamothe

    Joseph Pagé has used a metal detector in the context of the research.

    As many others come and give of their time, he hoped fervently to be able to help the family find answers to his questions.

    “We can never thank them enough for the community that shares our pain and our affliction,” says Kouadio Frederic Kouakou, the father of the little Ariel, in front of the crowds of volunteers to find his son.

    The family also received a donation of $ 15,000, the world champion at light heavyweight by the World Boxing Council (WBC), Adonis Stevenson. This is in addition to a $ 21,000 raised by the colleagues of Mr. Kouakou in a campaign of sociofinancement.

    One can transmit the information on the death to Info-Crime at 514 393-1133 or 911. A $ 10,000 reward is being offered.