Quebec police release age-enhanced sketches of long-missing Algonquin girls

Quebec police have no leads on the girls’ disappearance

(Age-enhanced sketches of Maisy Odjick, left, and Shannon Alexander, right, released by the Surete du Quebec Thursday. SQ photo)

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Quebec’s provincial police on Thursday released age-enhanced sketches of two missing Algonquin girls who vanished without a trace seven years ago.

The Surete du Quebec released the age-enhanced ketches of Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick as part of another call to the public for tips that could help solve the case.

Alexander, 17, and Odjick, 16, disappeared on the night of September 6, 2008, in Maniwaki, Que., which sits about 130 kilometres north of Ottawa. The two girls went to a dance at the Maniwaki arena that evening and friends say they saw the two girls leave together.

Alexander lived in Maniwaki and Odjick lived with her grandmother on the neighbouring Kitigan Zibi First Nation reserve.

Shannon Alexander, 17, before she disappeared. SQ photo
Shannon Alexander, 17, before she disappeared. SQ photo

Their disappearance has remained a mystery since then. The SQ, which took over the investigation in 2009 from the Kitigan Zibi police,  failed to turn up any solid leads. Despite seeking help from the RCMP and the OPP along with the Missing Children Society of Canada, SQ investigators remain at a loss as to what happened to the two girls.

Maisy Odjick, 16, before she disappeared. SQ photo
Maisy Odjick, 16, before she disappeared. SQ photo

The SQ released the aged-enhanced sketches of what the two young women could look like today in hopes it could trigger a response from the public that would finally lead to some answers as to what happened. Alexander would be aged 24 today and Odjick would be 23, the SQ said.

The girls left behind their purses, backpacks and identification along with Alexander’s medication in Alexander’s father’s apartment where the two girls were staying the evening they disappeared.

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