Search con­tin­ues for man in con­nec­tion to Am­ber Alert case

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MON­TREAL — Que­bec pro­vin­cial po­lice say their search for a miss­ing 71-year-old man in con­nec­tion with an Am­ber Alert case is tak­ing them north of where his ve­hi­cle was be­lieved stolen.

Yvon La­casse hasn’t been seen since late Thurs­day, when his car was al­legedly stolen by a man who was the sub­ject of an Am­ber Alert along with his six-year-old son. The boy van­ished from Saint-Eus­tache, north­west of Mon­treal, on Thurs­day and he and his fa­ther were stopped by po­lice in eastern On­tario nearly 24 hours later. The boy was found in La­casse’s stolen ve­hi­cle and his fa­ther was ar­rested.

Po­lice said to­day they are search­ing with the use of a he­li­copter a 500-kilo­me­tre stretch of high­way be­tween Mont-Trem­blant, Que., head­ing north­west towards Rouyn-No­randa, Que.

There’s been no trace of La­casse, who is from Lachute, Que., about 80 kilo­me­tres north­west of Mon­treal, de­spite an in­ten­sive search with vol­un­teers over the week­end. The sus­pect in the case, a 41-yearold man, re­mains in hos­pi­tal in Ot­tawa, putting plans to trans­fer him into Que­bec pro­vin­cial po­lice cus­tody on hold.

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