The father of a boy who has been missing for exactly a month is asking Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante and police to set up a squad that would specialize in investigating abductions.
Kouadio Frederic Kouakou told a news conference today he is still convinced his son Jeffrey Ariel will be found.
The 10-year-old disappeared on March 12 when he left his house to visit a friend and never returned home.
Police say they believe the boy fell into a river and drowned, while his father insists he was abducted.
Another person at the news conference was Michel Surprenant, whose 16-year-old daughter Julie disappeared in 1999 and has never been found.
Surprenant says it is important to highlight the one-month anniversary of a disappearance because families are alone and distraught as media attention diminishes.