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Body of missing 14-year-old Laval teen found

Laval police have found the body of missing teen Athena Gervais.
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Laval police have found the body of missing teen Athena Gervais. . Athena Gervais/Facebook

Laval police have confirmed the death of missing 14-year-old Athena Gervais was accidental.

On Thursday evening Laval police said they recovered the body of a Athena Gervais who had been missing since Monday.

The body of Gervais was found behind Poly-Jeunesse High School in Laval.

Laval firefighters made the discovery at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon during a sweep of the grounds.

Laval police have yet to determine the cause of death. Authorities say alcohol is suspected to have played a role .

A preliminary autopsy has been completed and a toxicology exam is now underway.

Investigators had been searching the school grounds since Tuesday, and said the girl’s remains were not easily visible.

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Gervais went missing after leaving her school at the lunch hour in the Fabreville district of Laval on Monday.