Still no sign of missing Montreal boy as police set to widen search perimeter
Montreal police are planning to expand the area being searched in their efforts to find 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.
The boy was last seen on Monday, when he left his home in the city’s Ahuntsic-Cartierville district to go to a friend’s house.
Montreal Police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard said police will complete their door-to-door and backyard searches within a 400-metre radius where Ariel was last seen on Sunday, and afterwards they plan on widening their perimeter.
“Our priority today is to complete this door-to-door, and if we have time today or in the next day, we’re going to enlarge the perimeter of the search,” she said.
Also assisting with the search on Sunday was a group of volunteers, who gathered at the command post at Galeries Normandies to find out what they could do to help.
“I have a child of my own and I have two grandchildren, and I figured if they were ever missing, I would want the whole world out looking for them as well — it’s a no-brainer,” said Montreal resident Rodney Mclean.
Police say to date they have received around 240 tips, but so far none have helped move the investigation forward.
WATCH: It’s been five days since Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou has been missing and parents are sending a desperate plea for help. But as Gloria Henriquez reports, in their darkest hour, more than 100 people came out to show their support.