Longueuil police renew investigation into disappearance of Jian Ping Li and son

A police command post is in place today near the home Li shared with her husband and children at the intersection of Stravinski Avenue near Sabourin Crescent in Brossard, Que., from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Police say husband has agreed to a polygraph test, but 'member of his entourage' has refused

Longueuil police Const. Jean-Pierre Voutsinos said investigators are hoping that residents might come forward with information that they previously thought was unimportant. (Charles Constant / CBC)

Longueuil police say they are relaunching their investigation into the disappearance of Jian Ping Li and her son, Xiao Feng Lu. 

A police command post is in place today at the intersection of Stravinski Avenue near Sabourin Crescent in Brossard, Que., near the home Li shared with her husband and three children.

Officers distributed flyers to neighbourhood residents, announcing a $20,000 reward for information that helps them locate Li and her son, who was six months old at the time of his disappearance.

The money for the reward has been donated by the Sun Youth organization, police said. 

Police were distributing flyers announcing a $20,000 reward for information that helps them find Li and her son. (Charles Constant / CBC)

Police spokesman Const. Jean-Pierre Voutsinos said investigators recently met with Li's husband, Hong Hui Lu, who has agreed to a polygraph test.

However, a person that Voutsinos described as "a member of the husband's entourage" has refused the test.

"That's the reason we're here. Maybe someone who had information that they thought wasn't good for us will come and share that information today. Every bit of information put together might help us," he said.

In a news release, Longueuil police said the purpose of the command post is to "corroborate certain information."

Missing almost 3 years

Li was 42 when she disappeared on April 30, 2014, with her infant son. 

Jian Ping Li and her infant son disappeared without a trace from their Brossard home on April 30, 2014. (Lirong Cheng)

The mother and child were reported missing by her husband, who said he had left home in the morning and returned to find them both gone.

At the time, police said Li left her identification, money and personal effects behind, including the baby stroller.

Police said Thursday that they've investigated more than 100 tips, spoken to 118 neighbours and taken more than 100 sworn statements in the case.

Police also released a Youtube video Thursday aimed at the Chinese community in the hopes of obtaining new leads.

Anyone with information can call 911 or Longueuil police at 450-463-7211.