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Montreal police seek potential witness in case of missing Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou has been missing since Monday. Kouakou family

Montreal police say they are seeking a possible witness in the case of a 10-year-old boy missing since March.

Police say they want to talk to a woman who was seen smoking a cigarette in the park where Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was last seen.

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Insp. Ian Lafrenière says the woman is not the same as another woman who saw Kouakou shortly before he vanished.

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Lafrenière says the witness might be able to describe the situation in the park before Kouakou disappeared.

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She was identified in one of the more than 400 tips police have received since Kouakou vanished.

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Police say they believe that the Kouakou fell into a river and drowned, but his father has insisted in the past that he was abducted.

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Kouakou was last seen in Parc Des Bateliers, which borders the Rivière des Prairies, on March 12 after leaving his home in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough to visit a friend.

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