Bones found near Maniwaki from animal: discovery raised fears as two girls remain missing

By Brendan Kennedy, The Ottawa Citizen May 13, 2009

The bones found near Maniwaki on Saturday — raising suspicions they might be part of the remains of two teenage girls missing from the area for more than eight months — were determined by a Montreal lab to have come from an animal.

The bones were found beside Highway 107, near Highway 117, in Grand-Remous, and reported to the Sureté du Québec, which sent them to be analysed.

Maisy Odjick, 17, and Shannon Alexander, 18, were last seen in the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation-Maniwaki area on Sept. 5. Their families have been frustrated by a lack of clues as to their whereabouts.

The files are being jointly investigated by the Kitigan Zibi Police Department and the Sûreté, because Maisy comes from the reserve and Shannon’s home is off it.

Their families have offered a $10,000 reward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sûreté du Québec at 819-310-4141 or the Kitigan Zibi Police Department at 819-449-6000.

Maisy Odjick is six feet tall, 125 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

She has two piercings in her bottom lip and one in her left nostril, and scars on top of her right eyebrow and left forearm.

Shannon Alexander is five-foot-nine, 145 pounds, with brown eyes and dark brown hair. She has acne and pierced ears, often wears a silver necklace with a feather on it, and has a scar on her left knee.