[UPDATED] In 1978, her baby disappeared. Now, a Montreal mother may be reconnected with her missing child
Update Oct. 5th, 2016: The DNA tests taken by Liliane Cyr and the unnamed woman came back negative; the pair were not a match. The search for Yohanna Cyr continues.
A Montreal woman hopes her search may finally be coming to an end.
For 38 years, she held out hope that she would one day find out what happened to Yohanna. In early August, she got a message through her Facebook group, "Find Yohanna Cyr." An American woman asked to be put in touch with the detectives on Yohanna's case.
"I have an image of a little girl, 18 months old, in my mind. For me, she's a baby. Today, she's an adult."
After Yohanna's disappearance, the boyfriend was arrested and charged with child abduction, only to be released due to lack of evidence.
Now, Cyr and the unnamed woman are getting a DNA test to see if they are a match. The results could take months to come back. Cyr says she's trying not to get her hopes up too much; she's had false alarms before. "It hurt," Cyr admits, but she's trying to stay positive.
"You just keep hope, and not forget her. I hope it is her. I have a feeling it could be."
For more on Liliane Cyr's story, listen to our full interview.