December 19, 2015 1:19 pm
Updated: December 20, 2015 12:31 am

Vigil commemorating Cedrika Provencher held in Trois-Rivières

WATCH ABOVE: Members of the community gathered in a Trois-Rivières park Saturday afternoon to remember Cedrika Provencher. The little girls remains were discovered last week, 8, years after she went missing.

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MONTREAL – A vigil in memory of Cedrika Provencher was held Saturday afternoon in Trois-Rivières’ Chapais Park, where the little girl was seen for the last time on July 31, 2007.

She was 9 years old when she went missing and was last seen being asked by an adult to help search for his lost dog.

The gathering took place as investigators with the Sûreté du Québec continued searching the heavily wooded area in Saint-Maurice, where Cedrika’s remains were found a week ago.

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After the vigil, scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., members of the public were invited to the Notre-Dame-du-Cap  Basilica for the “light a candle for a friend” event.

Participants were encouraged to light a candle and offer a prayer for Cedrika and her family.

The Cedrika Provencher Foundation also announced that a simultaneous vigil was to be held in Rivest Park, on Iberville Boulevard in Repentigny.

 

 

 

 

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