Tag Archives: Quebec

Former SQ Officer murdered in Sainte-Hedwidge

Norbert Fortin was found dead by family in his home where he lived alone located in rural Sainte-Hedwidge at 306, Rank 8 on October 15th.

Police said Norbert Fortin, 64, had retired a few decades ago from the SQ. The cause of death has not been released, however police said it was a violent attack.

Anyone with information should call the Criminal Intelligence Unit at 1-800-659-4264,

Johanne Chayer 65 shot to death by a 72 year old man in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Quebec

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Police officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute on October 3rd at approximately 9:30 p.m.

As soon as police arrived at the home gunshots were fired and one officer was struck. The officer sustained a gunshot to the torso, and is in stable condition.

Police were at a standoff with the shooter until the SWAT team forced entry over 4 hours after the initial call. Johanne Chayer  65, was found in the home suffering from a gunshot wound. Chayer was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

the 72 year old man was arrested, however police have not released what charges he may be facing.

Update October 4th

Alain Castonguay, 72, Has been charged with first degree murder of his partner Johanne Chayer, and attempted murder of the injured police officer.

Veronique Barbe murdered in St-Eustache

Police discovered the body of  Veronique Barbe inside her home at the same time an amber alert was placed for her missing son on September 14th.

Police found the six year old unharmed with his father,Ugo Fredette, travelling to Ontario in a stolen car. The father of the boy has been charged with the Murder of Veronique Barbe.

Police set up a search for the vehicle owner Yvon Lacasse, 71 who was last seen on September 14th.  Lacasse was found dead on September 20th in Arundel, 100 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

No charges have been laid in the death of Lacasse at this time.

39 year old woman arrested in connection to the death of a 2 year old in Bécancour

Emergency crews were called to an apartment on Cyr Avenue at around 9pm on September 1st on report of a 2 year old in respiratory arrest.

The child was rushed to hospital, and was later pronounced dead. The 39 year old woman who was at the scene with the child was taken to hospital and later arrested.

The woman is scheduled to appear in a Trois-Rivières court on September 5th.

SQ has not released further details.

Update September 6th

Marie-Lou Beauchamp-Filion 39, has been charged with the first degree murder of her child.

Pierre Gagné-Boily accused of murdering his partner Marie-Lisa Desbiens

Ville de Lévis Police Department responded to report of a body found dead in a home on Saint-Georges Street on August 25th at approximately 8:00pm.  The victim, Marie-Lisa Desbiens, 30, was “fatally wounded by a knife,” said Christine Coulombe of the Sûreté du Québec.

Pierre Gagné-Boily, 33, was arrested on August 25th and charged second degree murder. He is scheduled bach in court on September 6th.

Claude Gas murdered in St-Lambert-de-Lauzon

A 24 year old man is facing a first degree murder charge after 60 year old Claude Gas was found dead in his home on Bellevue St. in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon on August 28th.

The accused is believed to be the victim’s son, however this has not been confirmed by police. Police have released little information around this homicide other than that the accused is known to police.

More to come…

Antonio De Blasio shot and killed at a Montreal park while children played soccer

Montreal police were called to Laduversiere park on August 16th at approximately 8:30 pm on report of a drive by shooting. Police said the shooting took place during a children’s soccer game.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Antonio De Blasio, 45,  bleeding heavily and suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body. De Blasio was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

De Blasio was known to have ties with the Montreal Mafia.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.


Sûreté du Québec investigating the suspicious death of Daniel Robert

St Jerome police were called to a home on Brìere Street at 6:30 pm on August 5th, where they found Daniel Robert, 60 severely injured.

Robert was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

A 40 year old man was arrested at the scene, however no charges have been laid at this time.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Francis James Guillemette, found dead in Terrebonne garage

Police were called to a garage on Martin Rd. after the lifeless body of 58 year old Francis James Guillemette was found inside on August 3rd.

Police said there was trauma to the body leading them to believe the death to be a homicide. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Guillemette was known to police.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update – 14 year old Bethany Nastapoka found dead in Inukjuak

On July 22, local Kativik Regional Police Force officers were called to a home after report of a badly beaten body on July 22.

Police found the lifeless body of 14 year old Bethany Nastapoka behind a home in the Hudson coast community. Nastapoka is the daughter of former local police chief Jobie Epoo.

The Kativik Police forced turned the case over to the SQ. No arrests have been made at this time.

Update October 14th
Police arrested a 17 year old male on October 13th and charged him with first degree murder in relation to the homicide of Bethany Nastapoka.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-711-1800.