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Abducted: Unsolved Case of Cedrika Provencher

By: Adama Trois-Rivieres, Quebec UCF # 104200156

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Cedrika Provencher

Cedrika Provencher

Early in the search, witnesses reported her asking for help finding a man's lost dog. Four other girls also came forward to report that a stranger had asked for their help tracking down a dog.

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - Cedrika Provencher (born 29 August 1997), disappeared aged 9 on July 31, 2007. Her disappearance resulted in one of the biggest police searches in Quebec's history. She was declared missing on 31 July 2007 (but some media already believed that she was kidnapped), and likely abducted 72 hours later.

Despite the offer of a reward, her whereabouts remained unknown for more than eight years.

On 12 December 2015, Quebec provincial police (SQ) announced that her remains had been found by hunters in a woody area not far from Trois-Rivieres. No one has been charged in relation to her death.

Early in the search, witnesses reported her asking for help finding a man's lost dog. Four other girls also came forward to report that a stranger had asked for their help tracking down a dog.

She cycled around the area, knocking on doors and asking residents if they had seen the dog. She was seen emerging from a wooded area with a friend, closely followed by a man. She was then seen on her bike in a local park and on various nearby streets. At 8:30 pm, her bicycle was found leaning against a fire hydrant on the corner of streets Chabanel and Chapais.

On August 2, 2007, 72 hours later, municipal officers suggested that she had been abducted, even though it was already known since day one that a man asked her about a dog.

On December 11, 2015, three hunters stumbled upon a set of human remains in the woods in Saint-Maurice, a small town near Trois-Rivieres close to Highway 40, about 15 km from the last place Cedrika had been seen.

Jonathan Bettez has been considered a prime suspect since early on, but has never been indicted due to a complete lack of direct evidence.

This case remains unsolved.

Any update on this case, please contact us at fileupdate@unsolvedcasefiles.ca (File # 104200156).

Cedrika Provencher

Some facts about child abductions in Canada

More than 42,000 children were reported missing across Canada last year.

By the numbers:

27: Abducted by strangers

31,000: Runaways

58%: Female

73%: Runaways

62%: Cases resolved in 24 hours

92%: Cases resolved within a week

SOURCE: Statistics Canada

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