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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #226 on: November 03, 2010, 11:04:02 PM »
Yes, but the Welland Canal flows into the St Lawrence River. "The Gateway to the world".

Hardly,

Grimsby is located at the west tip of Lake Ontario.

Trois-Rivieres is north, next to the St. Lawrence River.

North Bay has several lakes nearby.

A fisherman, towing a small fishing boat, wouldn't generate much notice around in these parts...Umm...

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« Reply #227 on: January 02, 2011, 12:20:09 AM »
Just posting this as I don't think I have seen it before.  A few new details, but still no Cedrika.   I really think the Que police have forgotten her.

Lawyer lauds bid to find missing Quebec girl even though she remains unfound
February 3, 2010, By THE CANADIAN PRESS

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - Lawyer Guy Bertrand insists his attempts to find a Quebec girl missing since July 2007 have been fruitful - even though Cedrika Provencher still hasn't been found.

"It was a success because we have information that was never given before," he said Wednesday.

Acting independently of the police, Bertrand spent the past six months gathering information about the girl's disappearance.

Provencher was just nine years old when she vanished from her neighbourhood in Trois-Rivieres, midway between Montreal and Quebec City.

Bertrand says he received 342 detailed pieces of information but that only 21 of the tips were "highly credible."

"In these cases, where I had the consent of informants, I referred the dossiers to the provincial police," he told a news conference in Trois-Rivieres.

Bertrand says the tips included information from an inmate in a Quebec prison "in which he says he is the abductor of Cedrika and recounts details of how it took place."

There was also "information which led us to dig up the ground in certain places where it was stated that Cedrika was buried."

A provincial police spokesman confirmed Bertrand passed the leads along to authorities.

"We got the information, I can't say when, but we received all the information," Sgt. Claude Denis told The Canadian Press.

Bertrand indicated he had been working with investigators all along.

It was also not known whether police have been in contact with the inmate mentioned by Bertrand.

The Quebec city lawyer says a tip was also received which identified "a potential abductor who was involved in the search to find Cedrika and was the owner of a red vehicle."

In September 2007, provincial police released a description of a French-speaking man and a four-door red Acura car believed to be involved in the girl's disappearance.

The man in his 30s had approached several girls about needing help to look for a lost dog in the two days before Cedrika vanished on July 31, 2007.

Bertrand says he verified the credibility of all informants and also checked with their families to see if they were people who had a tendency to exaggerate.

He received all the tips by phone, in writing or through personal visits to his law office.

"We have eight lines in the office and often the eight lines were busy," he said.

Bertrand wants Quebec to recognize the role that an independent counsel can play in the disappearance of missing children.

"His role should be well defined, he should have a budget to accomplish his task and his liberty should be protected," Bertrand added.

He also recommends that the Quebec Education Department and educators provide children in elementary schools with adequate information on how to protect themselves against all forms of abduction.

The lawyer says he hates being asked by reporters if he failed in his attempts to find the girl.

"The success is not if we found Cedrika or not," Bertrand said.

"A doctor doesn't fail when he tries all possibilities to save his patient."

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« Reply #228 on: July 26, 2011, 08:42:45 PM »
I think of little Cedrika often.  Her picture comes up on the ttc monitors in the stations.   :'(

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #229 on: August 02, 2011, 04:36:21 PM »
4 years already! WOW!

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« Reply #230 on: August 02, 2011, 05:49:23 PM »
I'm fluent in English and French! If there is anything I can help with, I will be glad to. Poor Cédrika...it's been far too long since she has been gone and it's time to bring her home.

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« Reply #231 on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:08 AM »
It's been over five years since the disappearance of Cedrika Provencher.  She is still missing.

Name: Cédrika Provencher
Date of Birth: Aug, 29 1997
Missing Since: Jul, 31 2007
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown/Red

Circumstances:
 Missing from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Identifying Features:
At the time of her disappearance Cedrika was 5' and 70 lbs.

About:
Cédrika was last seen at the corner of Descheneaux and Chapais Street in Trois-Rivières; reportedly looking for a small dog. She was last seen wearing a green sundress, green flip-flops, and a black watch with a pink contour.

http://www.mcsc.ca/mc_cases/cedrika-provencher

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT Cédrika Provencher, PLEASE CALL:

1-800-661-6160 or 1-403-291-0705 tips@mcsc.ca

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #232 on: December 06, 2012, 06:09:42 PM »
Looking for a small dog, is often a ploy used by Pedo's. 
Perhaps witnesses or witness did not see a car with a man lurking by.

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« Reply #233 on: December 13, 2015, 01:18:43 PM »

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« Reply #234 on: December 13, 2015, 01:38:31 PM »
Thanks for the link Eyes, I have copied it to the site.

The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:39AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:27PM EST

Quebec police have confirmed that remains found in a wooded area on Friday belong to Cedrika Provencher, a young girl who went missing in 2007.

Police said late Saturday that remains were found near Highway 40 East in Saint-Maurice, Que.

Cedrika was nine years old when she disappeared from her Trois-Rivieres neighbourhood on July 31, sparking a massive search effort from volunteers and police.
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 Cedrika Provencher
Nine-year-old girl Cedrika Provencher is shown in this handout photo.
At the time, neighbours said the girl had last been seen searching for a stranger's lost dog.

Her bike was discovered later that evening, propped up against a fire hydrant.
Cedrika's father, Martin Provencher, spent years looking for his daughter, saying in a 2008 interview with CTV Montreal that it would be "impossible" for him to give up on his search.

Now, after more than eight years, he finally has some answers.

In a message on Facebook on Sunday, Martin Provencher thanked everyone who helped lead to the discovery.

"You've allowed us to make it past another step in this horrible tragedy," he wrote in French. "Now, we can begin mourning in peace."
 

Cedrika's case sparked widespread interest in the province, and across Canada. It also inspired the creation of the Cedrika Provencher Foundation.
The foundation is dedicated to ensuring Cedrika's story won't be forgotten, and that no other families suffer the same loss.

There have been no arrests in relation to the case, but Quebec police say the investigation into Cedrika's death is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-800-659-4264.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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Re: Cedrika Provencher - TROIS-RIVIERES - MIssing - August 2007
« Reply #235 on: December 13, 2015, 01:45:24 PM »
 Thanks D1, I have copied your link.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/c%C3%A9drika-provencher-body-found-1.3362957
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Cédrika Provencher's family begins to mourn her death
Quebec girl's remains found by hunters in woods 8 years after she disappeared

Cédrika Provencher was last seen near her home in Trois-Rivières in 2007. (Facebook)

'Our hearts are broken for this family': Missing Children's Network 5:39


Cédrika Provencher, missing since 2007, found dead
Cédrika Provencher's family members are saying they can finally start mourning after her body was found in Saint-Maurice, near Trois-Rivières, Que.

The Sûreté du Québec announced late Saturday that the remains found in a wooded area belonged to the girl, who went missing in 2007.

Cédrika Provencher, missing since 2007, found dead
Cédrika's father Martin Provencher wrote on Facebook that the family could start mourning. Cédrika's loved ones were informed of the news Saturday.

He thanked everyone for their unwavering support since 2007.

"Without you, we would still be at the same point," wrote Provencher. "You have helped us overcome another step in this horrible tragedy."

The girl was last seen on July 31, 2007, near her home in Trois-Rivières. She was reportedly approached by an adult who asked for help to find a missing dog. She was never seen again.

Cédrika was nine at the time.

'We felt it was related to Cédrika'

A trio of hunters found the girl's remains Friday.

Pascal Lanthier told Radio-Canada that they immediately called police.

"We came to meet my brother and when we saw the skull, we felt it was related to Cédrika Provencher," Pascal Lanthier said.

"I am almost always in the forest. I was absolutely certain, I had a feeling that one day I would find her."

Family starts mourning 'as of today'

Henri Provencher, Cédrika's grandfather, wrote on Facebook that the announcement was painful but he thanked the population for their help over the last eight years.

"You have shown great generosity and solidarity in the tragedy that we have been living," wrote Provencher on the Cédrika Provencher Foundation Facebook page.

Cédrika Provencher disappeared not far from her home in Trois-Rivières, Que.  when she was nine.
Cédrika Provencher disappeared not far from her home in Trois-Rivières, Que. when she was nine. (Facebook)
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Pina Arcamone, director general with Quebec's Missing Children's Network, told Radio-Canada that the family finally had an answer.

"We have a family that will start mourning as of today," Arcamone said.

Arcamone said now is the time for Provencher's loved ones to be able to lay her to rest.

Politicians react

Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, whose daughter Julie was murdered in 2002, offered his sympathies to the family on Facebook.

"I am convinced that the discovery of the remains of Cédrika is only part of the answer that this family has waited for over the last seven years," wrote Boisvenu.

Boisvenu also called for Quebec to adopt a public registry of convicted sex offenders.

Parti Québécois MNA Alexandre Cloutier wrote on his Facebook page that the news was devastating.

"All of Quebec searched for this little girl," wrote Cloutier.

"We all wished to find her safe and sound. My condolences to the entire family and her loved ones. May she rest in Peace.
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« Reply #236 on: December 13, 2015, 02:38:17 PM »
Can you supply a link for the above article jb?

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« Reply #237 on: December 13, 2015, 09:03:25 PM »
Cédrika Provencher, missing since 2007, found dead


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/cedrika-provencher-body-found-1.3362906


The body of Cédrika Provencher, who has been missing since 2007, has been found in Saint-Maurice, near Trois-Rivières, Que.

The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force, announced late Saturday that they had recovered human bones and identified them as the remains of Cédrika.

The girl was last seen on July 31, 2007, near her home in Trois-Rivières. She was reportedly approached by an adult who asked for help to find a missing dog. She was never seen again.

She was nine years old at the time.

On Friday afternoon, human remains were found by passersby in a forest on the edge of Hwy. 40 East in Saint-Maurice, the SQ said.

A SQ command post was dispatched to the site, near a service road.

Cédrika's family was informed on Saturday.

For now, there are no arrests but the investigation is continuing, police said.

Cédrika's disappearance caused a shockwave that went beyond the borders of Quebec.

Last June, the production of an investigative documentary on Cédrika's story was announced. Director Stéphan Parent said he wanted to reopen the investigation into her disappearance.