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Laurie Odjick, mother of Maisy Odjick, it’s hard to describe the news.
“As a family member, you’re hoping for closure – whenever something like this comes along different thoughts run through your head,” she said. “What if they find something? What kind of impact will it have on our family? Because even with that there’s still no closure. We would have to wait for more answers.”
Maisy Odjick, 16, from Kitigan Zibi, and Shannon Alexander, 17, who lived in Maniwaki, vanished on September 8, 2008.[metaslider id=78422]
The girls were staying at the apartment of Alexander’s father. When he returned home in the evening he found their personal belongings – including purses and identification.
Now ten members of the Surete du Quebec’s major crime investigation unit, and dive team are clearing out the edges of the tributary in KZ.
They arrived after information was received from someone in the community came forward some months ago.
Police say high water levels, and rescues elsewhere in the province have prevented them from starting the search.
At first, the police determined that the girls had run away.
A search did not start until more than a week had passed.
The community had organized its own search and hired a private firm to investigate the disappearance.
A year later, the Surete du Quebec took over the case.
In December of 2015, police released a composite sketch of what the girls might look like in present day.
More to come.