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Update – Woman found dead in ​Gatineau being investigated as a homicide

​Gatineau police were called to a home at 222 rue Napoléon-Groulx, on January 30th on report of a deceased woman.

Police were investigating the death as suspicious, however an autopsy completed on February 1st revealed the woman’s death to be a homicide.

Police have not released the victim’s name or cause of death.

Update February 15th
Police have identified the victim as Claire Hebert, 58. An autopsy report revealed the cause of death to be head trauma. Hebert’s son, Denis Junior Dompierre, 38, has been charged with second degree murder.

Katrina Leigh Hazlett charged with the death of her 7 month old daughter

Gatineau police responded to a call of an unresponsive baby on May 29th . The 7 month old baby was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Mother of the baby, Katrina Leigh Hazlett, 28, has been charged with one count of criminal negligence causing death.

Gatineau police said the autopsy revealed “no trace of violence” on the infants body, however the autopsy revealed other information that will help the investigation. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

The Canadian Homicide Statistics for the first 4 months of 2017 are available here.

Body found in Gatineau home leads to a homicide investigation

Gatineau Police responded to a call of a man acting strangely on January 18th at 171 boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes.

Officers located and apprehended, Jean-François Dupuis 21behind the residence. Once inside the home, police found an unresponsive elderly woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have released the woman’s name as Thérèse Gauvreau, 83.

More to come…

Jean-François Dupuis has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Gauvreau.

Crown Prosecutor Sylvain Petitclerc said “we do have some details that Mr. Dupuis had some problems, some mental problems before the incident.”


Christine Macneil shot in Gatineau hotel

Gatineau police were responding to reports of gunshots when they found the lifeless body of Christine Macneil inside a room at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre in Gatineau on October 19.

Police have no suspects at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.


Macneil had told Ottawa police she was a victim of human trafficking before she was killed.

Macneil also had ties to an Ottawa crime family. MacNeil former boyfriend was Emilio Spezzano, brother of Giovanni “Johnny” Spezzano, who was member of the Hells Angels, but since died by suicide earlier this year.