Body of 12-year-old girl found in plastic box in a case that has shocked France
An investigation that began 12 years ago when 12-year-old Sarah was found covered in plastic in a box of fruit. In the years since, the story has been covered by all the major news networks in the French-speaking area of Quebec, the United States, English-speaking Canada and Britain
The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:58AM EDT Last Updated Monday, October 09, 2017 7:53AM EDT
French police confirm the discovery of the body of a girl in a plastic box after 12 years of silence 1 / 4
The Canadian Press Published Monday, October 09, 2017 7:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, October 09, 2017 6:36AM EDT
THE CANADIAN PRESS
France was left reeling at the news that a young girl had been found dead in a plastic box.
A total of 24 hours after being discovered, it was confirmed that it was a girl, only 13.
Police and paramedics had gathered in front of the home in the small town of La Prairie, Quebec, after the discovery at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
“I don’t see how this is possible, it’s a bit of a miracle,” said the girl’s brother, Gabriel.
The discovery has outraged the community, said Pierre Laviolette, Quebec’s deputy premier and head of the Quebec Liberal Party.
“That a child’s body is uncovered is a completely shocking news,” he said, adding that the girl had been found in what police called “a plastic box.”
“There are no words to describe the horror experienced,” said the girl’s father, Gilles.
Police have been called to the home three times since the girl was found last year. Police say she was last seen leaving the home on June 12, 2014, when she was only 12.
When investigators made the first call to the home, they said they found a girl in a plastic container. Police found a second body in that same container the following day.
The police investigation in the case has been ongoing for more than a decade. They say they could not locate her family.
It started after Sarah was found dead in a plastic box in 2014. Her body was taken to the police morgue in nearby Chomedey. The case remained unsolved until a