Cédrika Provencher, missing since 2007, found dead

The body of Cédrika Provencher, who went missing 2007 at the age of 9, has been found in Saint-Maurice, Que., police say.

Before going missing, 9-year-old was reportedly approached by a stranger seeking help finding a dog

Cédrika Provencher was reported missing in July 2007. ((Canadian Press))

The body of Cédrika Provencher, who has been missing since 2007, has been found in Saint-Maurice, near Trois-Rivières, Que.

The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force, announced late Saturday that they had recovered human bones and identified them as the remains of Cédrika.

The girl was last seen on July 31, 2007, near her home in Trois-Rivières. She was reportedly approached by an adult who asked for help to find a missing dog. She was never seen again.

She was nine years old at the time.

On Friday afternoon, human remains were found by passersby in a forest on the edge of Hwy. 40 East in Saint-Maurice, the SQ said.

A SQ command post was dispatched to the site, near a service road.

Cédrika's family was informed on Saturday.

For now, there are no arrests but the investigation is continuing, police said.

Cédrika's disappearance caused a shockwave that went beyond the borders of Quebec.

Last June, the production of an investigative documentary on Cédrika's story was announced. Director Stéphan Parent said he wanted to reopen the investigation into her disappearance.

The release of the film is scheduled for the end of 2016.