Major breakthrough for the disappearance of two teens

News 19 July, 2017
  • Valerie Gonthier

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:30

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:30

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    A major breakthrough in an investigation by the Sûreté du Québec on two teenage girls missing for almost 10 years in Maniwaki, has led yesterday to the deployment of divers to search a river in the Outaouais region.

    Photo courtesy, Child-Return

    Maisy Odjick. Missing

    Maisy Odjick and her friend Shannon Alexander have been seen for the last time on September 6, 2008, at Maniwaki, in Outaouais. They were aged 16 and 17 years old. Thanks to new information recently obtained from the public, the Sûreté du Québec, comes to orient his research towards a river running along the path Paganakomin Mikan.

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    Shannon Alexander. Missing

    Witnesses to meet

    “In a folder like this, each new information has to be validated. Somewhere, someone surely knows things, holds may be a missing piece of the puzzle that could help us today, ” commented the lieutenant Martine Asselin, SQ.

    What are investigators of the squad of the crimes against the person which are rendered on the spot yesterday morning ; this confirms that the hypothesis of a criminal act is preferred.

    In the afternoon, divers began the search in the waters of the river and have continued until the end of the day. The excavations are expected to resume today.

    Technicians from the crime scene are also available there. In addition to conducting new research, police officers must also meet with twenty people, a-t-on learned.

    Over the course of the investigation, investigators have ruled out several hypotheses, including those of the fugue. There is nothing in the context of family or social could not explain that Maisy and Shannon were able to go away by themselves.

    “People should know that these two girls were important. They are human beings, we need to know what happened to them. I can’t believe that two teenage girls can disappear as well, without anyone knowing nothing or do nothing “, he told the Journal, 2015, Laurie Odjick, mother of Maisy.

    Retouched Photos

    The police came then to make public the photos of two teenage girls, retouched by an artist of the RCMP, in order to illustrate what they would look like today. The SQ was hoped to untie languages and thus allow the families of the girls to turn the page.

    After the disappearance of teenage girls in 2008, the police had met a hundred people. The information obtained had led to audits elsewhere in Canada, as well as in the United States.