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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Police "crack" 9-year-old cold case?

1.   A 30-year-old case is stone cold; this is tepid.

2.   Bones were found - not by the police - in someone's backyard; police didn't crack anything.

Police crack Matane cold case
Relatives of man who disappeared in 1999 arrested in connection with his murder

The Gazette
Published: Thursday, July 10

MONTREAL - Provincial and Rimouski police think that they have cracked a cold case dating back to 1999.

This morning, three people were arrested in connection with the death of St. René de Matane man Michel Dugas, who was reported missing nine years ago. He was 50 years old at the time.
On June 18 1999, Dugas' car was found in the Matane River. Inside the car were his wallet and dentures. But, after searching the river and the surrounding area, police were unable to find his body, said Sûreté du Québec Constable Claude Ross.

A little over ten days ago however, the bones of a man believed to be the remains of Dugas were found in a yard in St. René de Matane in the Lower St. Lawrence.

Although Dugas' case was considered a disappearance in 1999, evidence collected after the fact pointed to foul play, Ross added.

A 53-year-old woman and two 33-year-old men were arrested and will be appear in court in Rimouski tomorrow morning to face charges of murder, obstruction of justice and being an accomplice to a murder, Ross said. Two of the suspects are part of Dugas' immediate family and one is a friend, he added.

At the time of his disappearance, Dugas was married and had a stepson.


At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Maritime Missy said...

RE: Last two paragraphs of article
Gotta love reporters who pretend not to hypothesize. They won't name the suspects but suggest in the last line who the 53-year-old woman and two 33-year-old men could be....his wife and a stepson.

RE: Cracking cold case
I think they meant cracking a cold case of beer...because they obviously weren't working on the murder investigation if they couldn't figure out the wife and stepson were involved.

At 1:08 PM, Blogger Bill Widman said...

Good one, Missy!

I, for one, will probably never get tired of ragging on the SQ. You beat me to it this time.


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