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    Canada - Yohanna Cyr, 18 months, Montreal, 15 August 1978

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...sure-1.2628894


    "Liliane Cyr’s 18-month-old daughter Yohanna went missing 35 years ago. Thanks to advanced technology, she may get the answers she has had to live without for decades.

    “Every day you fight. You ask yourself where she is, what she’s been doing, is she alive, is she dead,” Cyr said.

    ''It's time for me to find out about my daughter — alive or dead,'- Liliane Cyr, Yohanna's mother'

    Cyr was 19 years old when Yohanna disappeared in 1978.“Since 35 years, I exist — I don't live. I just exist. I have to put a mask on my face just to live.”

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle18334493/

    "It’s a 35-year-old mystery involving a baby, a breadbox and a tormented mother, and it has led police in Montreal to plumb the depths of a municipal parking lot in search of clues.

    Montreal detectives have enlisted the help of the city’s École Polytechnique engineering school in an effort to solve the disappearance three and a half decades ago of a girl named Yohanna. Using high-tech earth probes, police turned an expansive city lot into a potential crime scene, seeking traces of an 18-month-old toddler who vanished in 1978"

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    http://doenetwork.org/cases/212dfqc.html

    "Yohanna Cyr
    Missing since August 15, 1978 from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: December 28, 1976
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 months old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Scars, Marks: A scar on her right hand between her index and middle fingers. The scar is shaped like the letter "Y."

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Cyr disappeared from her family's home, in the district of St-Laurent, where she lived with her mother and her mother's boyfriend.
    Her mother had gone on a short trip and left Yohanna in the care of the boyfriend. When she returned she learned that Yohanna was in Washington. She went to United States to try to find her, but to no avail. When she returned to Montreal she filed a missing persons report with the police.

    The boyfriend was questioned, but released for lack of evidence. It was affirmed that Yohanna had died while her mother was gone and had been buried before her return.
    Yohanna's mother believe her daughter was sold.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning Cyr's whereabouts, please contact:
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    877-318-3576
    All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis"

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    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/child-mis...-lot-1.1801790
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    " Following Yohanna's disappearance her boyfriend had claimed that the toddler drowned and she was buried, but he later denied to police that he had been babysitting the young girl.

    He was eventually acquitted on an abduction charge.

    The superintendent of the apartment building told police he saw a man leave the building the night of the disappearance carrying what appeared to be a bread box.

    Police recently scoured aerial photos of the neighbourhood from the 1970s and zeroed in on a field that has since been turned into a parking lot.

    Using equipment from École Polytechnique, investigators were able to probe what's beneath the cracked concrete without have to dig using a ground penetrating radar.

    The technology is pointed into the ground and detects metal and plastic buried metres below.

    The radar was able to detect what appeared to a metallic box buried in the ground.

    "When I found this anomaly I called (investigators) and said I found something," said technical engineer Behrooz Sadehi. "Maybe this is the thing you are looking for."

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    While the technology is typically used in the mining industry, experts say it could also be very useful in criminal investigations.

    Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/child-mis...#ixzz30ZU4r6zA

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    We could get all the answers we need in this case with a pair of thumbscrews.

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    "We are hoping this new technology will be used now going forward in other unresolved missing children's cases," said Pina Arcamone of the Missing Children's Network. "These families need to know one way or another what happened."

    Police have said it could take months to confirm the radar's results and dig up the parking lot. But Cyr said she's used to waiting.

    "Thirty-five years compared to maybe eight or 10 months with the DNA testing, it's nothing," she said."

    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/montrea...#ixzz30ZWG3wuQ

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    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/montrea...case-1.2022900

    "The radar system picked up irregularities in four spots during the April search, and police returned to the lot this week to focus on those areas."




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    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews...07-131825.html

    Excavating a parking lot didn't lead police to any clues into the disappearance of a Montreal baby 36 years ago.

    On Friday, police dug two holes eight feet wide and deep in a parking lot after scanning equipment detected an anomaly beneath the asphalt they hoped could lead them to the whereabouts of Yohanna Cyr. The 18-month-old girl vanished from a nearby apartment building and was never found.

    Det.-Sgt. Marie-Julie Durand, head of the case since 2011, said late Friday afternoon the search didn't turn up any specific clues.

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    Bumping this case. Does anyone have new information or more details on the disappearance?

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    From the Archives: Liliane Cyr kissed her daughter goodbye 35 years ago, she never saw her again
    Laura Beeston, Special to Montreal Gazette
    Last Updated: August 5, 2016
    http://montrealgazette.com/news/loca...-saw-her-again


    Walking down Rochon St. in St-Laurent, where she lived with the baby in a small apartment, she heads onto Décarie Blvd., to the parking lot of a strip mall. She stops where a taxi stand used to be and recounts how she gave the driver the destination before turning to her then-boyfriend and thanking him for looking after little Yohanna while she worked out of town that week. Then, the 20-year-old mother kissed her baby goodbye.

    Cyr never saw Yohanna again.
    When she got to her job that day, she called her boyfriend to check in, but he said Yohanna was in the bathtub. When she called back the next day, he told her Yohanna was with his mother, who offered to babysit so he could come visit Cyr in Les Escoumins, in Quebec’s North Shore region. When they came back to Montreal together, he told her his mother lived in Boston. When Cyr flew to Boston to get her baby, he told her Yohanna had drowned and that he had buried her.
    When Aaron Lewis Guay, now her ex-boyfriend, was charged with kidnapping in 1978, he denied everything. In a preliminary hearing, a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to proceed. There was no body, no evidence that he had been watching the child, no crime scene.

    He was also deported because, as a U.S. citizen, he didn’t have the proper papers to stay in Quebec. No charges were laid, but he was told not to return.


    The case went cold. He disappeared too. Did he sell her daughter? Kill her? Smuggle her into the U.S.? What did he do with her? Where is she? These questions haunt Cyr, and she knows he is the only one with answers


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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/212dfqc.html
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    Left: Cyr in 1978; Right: Age-progressed image of Cyr

    Date Of Birth: December 28, 1976
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 months old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    Scars, Marks: A scar on her right hand between her index and middle fingers. The scar is shaped like the letter "Y."

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    American woman might be child who disappeared from Montreal 38 years ago, mother says
    August 15, 2016

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    ...Yohanna Cyr disappeared from her mother’s St-Laurent apartment exactly 38 years ago on Monday.
    http://montrealgazette.com/news/loca...go-mother-says

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarabull View Post
    American woman might be child who disappeared from Montreal 38 years ago, mother says
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    http://montrealgazette.com/news/loca...go-mother-says
    Crossing fingers and hoping that the woman who thinks she might be the missing daughter turns out to actually be Yohanna after all!

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    Perhaps he did sell her. I hope this mother gets the closure she has needed after all these years.

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