Police say Athena Gervais' death was accidental, but questions remain

Laval police have now confirmed the 14-year-old girl who was found dead near her high school yesterday, died accidentally. 

Nonetheless, the investigation continues into how Athena Gervais died.

Police said Friday the autopsy performed on Gervais' body showed the girl did not die a violent death, but a number of questions remain.

Some of her schoolmates have been telling reporters they had gone to a depanneur near their high school on Monday at lunchtime to get — or steal — cans of a notoriously strong alcoholic beverage that's popular with teenagers.

One of her friends reported Gervais appeared severely intoxicated when they last saw her.

Her friends returned to class at École Poly-Jeunesse in Fabreville that afternoon, but Athena never made it back, nor did she make it home that night. Her body was found in a stream behind the school three days later, on Thursday afternoon.

Police suggest they may know more once the results of a toxicology test come in.

Anyone with more information is urged to visit the command post, call the confidential Laval police tipline at 450-662-INFO (4636) or call 9-1-1 and mention dossier LVL 180227 007.