Update - possible sighting - Amber Alert issued for missing Montreal boy
Montreal police say they want to talk to a woman they believe may have seen a boy who is the subject of a Quebec-wide Amber Alert.
A police spokesman said today the woman told a passerby she saw a boy who matched the description of 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, who has been missing since Monday.
Insp. Ian Lafreniere says according to the passerby, the woman said she saw someone with the same description in a park between his house and a friend's house.
His parents say the boy was headed to the friend's house before he went missing.
The family lives in the north-end borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
Police say the boy, who is black, has black hair and black eyes and is French-speaking.
Before disappearing, he was wearing a black coat with a hood, grey pants and yellow shoes.
Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or 514-393-1133.
Montreal police Sgt. Laurent Gingras said an Amber Alert normally isn't issued without certain factors being known.
``For example, we don't have a description of a person who would have kidnapped the boy, we don't have a description of the vehicle involved,'' Gingras said.
``But we do have the fact that, since it's 24 hours, since he's only 10 years old and since we don't have any historical reports of him missing and the fact it's winter and pretty cold, that's why investigators from the Montreal police decided to issue an Amber Alert.''
Gingras said it is too early to talk about a kidnapping.
``We do not know at this point if a criminal hand is involved or not,'' he said. ``We cannot exclude that hypothesis _ but we're not putting it forward either at this point.''
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