Nanaimo Police charge Paris Laroche with first-degree murder charge in relation disappearance of Sidney Mantee in 2020

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Nanaimo RCMP announced on March 9, 2022, that the BC Prosecution Service approved charges of First degree murder and Indignity to Human Remains, against 26-year-old Paris Laroche, in relation to the murder and disappearance of Sidney Mantee, 33.

According to, Laroche is the former girlfriend of Mantee.

Police said Laroche was arrested on Wednesday March 9, 2022 and she remains in police custody. “In the weeks and months following Mantee’s disappearance, investigators exhaustively searched several locations, and followed up on dozens of tips in order to gather evidence related to the homicide,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien.

Given that this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.