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CANADA Canada - Yohanna Cyr, 18 mos, Montreal, 15 Aug 1978

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  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montr...for-missing-daughter-brings-closure-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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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...king-lot-three-decades-later/article18334493/

    "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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    dotr Well-Known Member

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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"
     
  4. dotr

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    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/child-mi...e-buried-beneath-school-parking-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-mi...th-school-parking-lot-1.1801790#ixzz30ZU4r6zA
     
  5. JeannaT

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

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Yes!!!
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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/montre...35-year-old-cold-case-1.1801121#ixzz30ZWG3wuQ
     
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    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2014/11/20141107-131825.html

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

    dotr Well-Known Member

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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/loc...-goodbye-35-years-ago-she-never-saw-her-again


     
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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/212dfqc.html
    YCyr.jpg YCyr1.jpg
    Left: Cyr in 1978; Right: Age-progressed image of Cyr

     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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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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    Let's hope this woman is her daughter!
     
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    It would be a miracle, but it would be really nice to know miracles can happen. I hope it's her.
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://www.citynews.ca/2016/08/16/mom-awaits-dna-results-to-reveal-whether-u-s-woman-is-daughter-missing-for-nearly-40-years/

     
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    Does this mean if it turns out to be her that AL can finally be arrested for kidnapping or is there a statute of limitations on kidnapping?
     
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    Montreal mother learns American woman isn't her long-missing daughter

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/liliane-cyr-missing-yohanna-saint-laurent-1.3792030

     
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