MONTREAL, March 12, 2024 – Today, the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou, the Missing Children’s Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families affected by the disappearance of a child, publicly unveils an age progression created by experts from the Sûreté du Québec. 

The decision to unveil the age progression was taken to inform the public of what Ariel may look like today and to solicit any new information that could assist the SPVM in its investigation into his disappearance. For Ariel’s family, this unveiling represents a renewed sense of hope. 

Ariel’s father, Mr. Kouakou, emphasized the importance of the age progression by stating: “This initiative aims to reignite the public’s interest in my son’s disappearance and stimulate the public’s memory. We sincerely hope that this will encourage anyone with information to come forward and help us in our quest to find him.” 

Melanie Aubut, Director of the Missing Children’s Network, expressed the organization’s ongoing determination by stating: “We stand by Ariel’s family and we support them in their search for answer. Our hope persists: every missing child deserves to be remembered” 

Ariel, was 10 years old at the time of his disappearance, he was last seen on March 12, 2018, leaving his home in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough to visit a friend. Since then, he has never been seen nor heard from. His family and the authorities continue to search for information that could help bring him home. 

About the Missing Children’s Network 

Founded in 1985, the Missing Children’s Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist parents in the search for their missing child, and to educate the public in order to decrease the occurrence of children disappearing. 

Media Contact: 

Julia Lécuyer 

Communications Manager – The Missing Children’s Network 

514 843-4968, ext. 224