Police find remains of Quebec girl missing since 2007

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.

See Full Article

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.

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."

J'aimerais remercier les gens qui ont fait en sorte que Cédrika est maintenant retrouvée. Sans vous, nous en serions pr...

Posted by Martin Provencher on Sunday, 13 December 2015

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.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan, killing 2

    World News CTV News
    TOKYO - A powerful typhoon caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan, killing at least two people before heading out to sea Monday. Typhoon Lan made landfall in central Japan around 3 a.m. Source
  • Philippine troops find dozens of dead gunmen during clearing of Marawi

    World News CTV News
    CLARK, Philippines - Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found about 40 bodies of suspected gunmen inside, two security officials told The Associated Press on Monday. Source
  • Body found near where Texas dad ordered his missing girl, 3, to stand outside for not drinking milk

    World News Toronto Sun
    RICHARDSON, Texas — Police in a Dallas suburb say they’ve found the body of a small child not far from the home of a three-year-old girl who’s been missing since earlier this month. Richardson police say the child’s body was discovered in a culvert as authorities using dogs searched for Sherin Mathews on Sunday morning. Source
  • Montreal woman believes son abducted in Peru

    Canada News Toronto Sun
    A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted. Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. Source
  • Bears killed after attacking two people in B.C.

    Canada News CTV News
    MISSION, B.C. - Two people have been injured by a bear that broke into a home in Mission, B.C. Murray Smith with the provincial Conservation Officer Service says a Mission resident heard a commotion in her backyard late Saturday night and went to check on her dogs. Source
  • Bear attacks woman, conservation officer in Mission, B.C.

    Canada News CBC News
    A woman and a conservation officer sustained minor injuries after they were attacked by a bear in Mission, B.C., early Sunday morning. Inspector Murray Smith said the woman went outside after she heard her dogs barking shortly after midnight and came face-to-face with a black bear. Source
  • Tillerson seeks Arab help in U.S. effort to isolate Iran

    World News CTV News
    DOHA, Qatar -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. Source
  • Trudeau appoints Bob Rae as special envoy to Myanmar

    Canada News CBC News
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is appointing Bob Rae a special envoy to Myanmar, two months into a growing crisis that has left 600,000 Rohingya Muslim people displaced. The move comes in response to growing public pressure to act in the face of what Canada and the United Nations have labeled ethnic cleansing of a long persecuted minority in Myanmar. Source
  • Memorial to teenage fentanyl victim vandalized in Edmonton

    Canada News CTV News
    An Edmonton mother has been forced to relive the pain of losing her teenaged son after a memorial dedicated to him was vandalized. “I’m just devastated,” Jennifer Hussey told CTV Edmonton. Hussey’s son Ryder died just before Christmas last year after he took a pill laced with fentanyl. Source
  • Keep a 'wary eye' on U.S. travel visas, Goodale tells American counterpart

    Canada News CBC News
    Canada's Public Safety Minister has told his American counter part to keep a "wary eye" on the travel visas it issues to the United States. In an interview Sunday with CBC News, Goodale said Canadian officials have identified trends where documents issued from certain U.S. Source