WATCH: Ariel Kouakou's family launch new poster campaign to find missing son
The family of missing 10-year-old Ariel Kouakou hasn't given up hope and has launched a new poster campaign with the help of the Missing Children's Network and the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
Kouakou disappeared March 12 when he left home to visit a friend.
The new campaign includes bright yellow posters with Kouakou's picture and the message, "Ariel, ou est-tu?" ("Ariel, where are you?").
Pina Arcamone, director general of the Missing Children's Network says they and @AhuntsicCartier are launching a borough-wide poster and communications campaign to help find Ariel Jeffrey #Kouakou, missing since March 12. #CJAD pic.twitter.com/H4SnpoHWHZ— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) May 9, 2018
The design will be featured on two poster boards in the borough on major arteries as well on flyers and buttons. Small posters will be put up at borough buildings such as libraries and community centres.
Frédéric Kouakou, the little boy's father, said the last two months have been "terrible" but that they are buoyed by the support of the community.
Kouakou told reporters he is in regular contact with police who he said are keeping the investigation open.
Frédéric Kouakou says the last two months without his son Ariel have been "terrible" but they have been buoyed by the support of the community. Family hopes new poster blitz will help remind the public Ariel is still missing and lead to new information. #CJAD pic.twitter.com/aLTTGm1GK9— Shuyee Lee (@sleeCJAD) May 9, 2018
The family is also circulating a petition they want tabled at the National Assembly calling for the creation of a mixed police squad to investigate child abductions and disappearances.
A vigil is scheduled for this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ste Odile Church at 4545 de Salaberry.