MONTREAL – It’s been six years since Cedrika Provencher was seen for the last time near her home in Trois-Rivières.
She was 9 years old when she went missing and her disappearance touched the hearts of many beyond the borders of Quebec.
On the evening of July 31, 2007, the young girl was last seen being asked by an adult to help search for a black and white dog near his home. She has never been seen since.
After six years, the investigation has not progressed much further, despite a $170,000 reward.
Police have sifted through hundreds of leads from people who offered tips about her possible location, interviewed at least five people and investigated more than 80 known pedophiles in the weeks after her disappearance.
This year, a ceremony in honour Cedrika will be held on Wednesday evening at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap in Trois-Rivières. A torchlight parade will follow in the church gardens.
For the general public, the Cedrika-Provencher Foundation has invited those who would like to honour Cedrika to a picnic in Chapais Park in Trois-Rivières. Children will create posters raising awareness on the prevention of child abduction.
Their drawings will be exhibited in the park and published on the Foundation’s website.
– With files from La Presse Canadienne
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