Normand Ladouceur arrested for the murder of his neighbor, Thérèse Desbiens in Mercier

The 2023 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here

The Sûreté du Québec said Thérèse Desbiens was found unconscious in her apartment on rue Bourcier, in Mercier, on July 1 at around 1:00pm. According to reports, Thérèse Desbiens was stabbed to death in her first floor apartment.

As a result of the investigation police began searching for the victim’s 66-year-old neighbour Normand Ladouceur, who they believed took her car. Ladouceur was located on July 4th in the victim’s Ford Focus at parking lot of an IGA in Sorel-Tracy, after being spotted by a passerby, who called 911. 

Murder charges are expected to be filed against him on Jult 5th at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse.