Search continues for Ariel Kouakou

Boats are out on the still-icy Back River Saturday morning trying to find the body of Ariel Kouakou after a fruitless search Friday with a specially trained water search dog from the Nova Scotia RCMP.

CTV mentions something that’s come up before: his family are still convinced Ariel was kidnapped, which makes me wonder why they think so. TVA also covers this angle. Does the family have enemies or an embittered relative or some other complication that might lie behind this suspicion? Police still think Ariel’s disappearance is due to misadventure in the river and are clearly pretty sure they will find him eventually, maybe after the river thaws a little more.