2 year old Rosalie Gagnon stabbed to death – Mother facing charges

Quebec City police said a mother and child were reported missing earlier this week when an empty stroller in Bon-Air Park in the Charlesbourg neighbourhood. The SPVQ had issued a notice of search on Wednesday April 18th, to find Audrey Gagnon, 23, and her daughter Rosalie 2.

Police located the Audrey Gagnon, in the area of ​​Gaspard Avenue, but without her daughter. Investigation lead police  to Avenue de Gaulle, still in the Charlesbourg area, where the body of 2 year old Rosalie was found in a garbage can.

Gagnon, who is known to police, was interrogated for several hours before her arrest was confirmed at 6:45am April 19th. Audrey Gagnon, 23, is expected to face charges in connection with the death of her daughter.

An autopsy has been scheduled for April 19th, to determine the cause of death.


Update April 28th
Audrey Gagnon has been charged with second-degree-murder in relation to the death of her 2 year old daughter. Rosalie Gagnon was repeatedly stabbed and found dead in a garbage can in Quebec City’s Charlesbourg borough.

Mikhael Ryan and his mother Jocelin Lamothe found dead in Quebec City

Quebec City police said the two people found dead on May 11th were mother and son. Joceline Lamothe 54, was found dead in her home on Ste-Madeleine St. at 12:10 p.m.

Police then found Lamothe’s  son Mikhael Ryan, 32, after he fell from a balcony at Hôtel Classique.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding both deaths.

Update: Six dead and eight wounded in Quebec City mosque shooting

Six people are dead, five of the wounded remain in critical condition in hospital after a Quebec city Mosque shooting. Police were called to the mosque at around 8pm on January 29th on report of a shooting.

There were men, Women and children at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec for evening prayer when the shooting took place. The shooter opened fire on the people who were praying. The victims ranged in ages from 39-60.

Police have arrested two suspects, but have not released their names, or motive on the attack.  The first suspect was arrested at the scene, police said the second suspect called 911 himself and said he was armed and would cooperate.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  called the tragedy a “terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge”.

Update January 30th

Police have now said only one of the two men is is considered a suspect and the second person is considered a witness. Alexandre Bissonnette 27 has been identified as the sole gunman.

Bissonnette is facing 11 charges including six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.

Update February 2
The victims names have been released.

  • Azzedine Soufiane, 57, father of three and owner of a halal grocery store.
  • Mamadou Tanou  Barry, 42, father of two and worked in information technology.
  • Khaled Belkacemi, 60, father and professor at Laval University.
  • Aboubaker Thabti, 44, father of two, worked at a pharmacy.
  • Ibrahima Barry, 39, father of four, worked at Quebec’s Revenue Ministry.
  • Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, father of three, worked as a  programming analyst for the Quebec government.

Mathias Breton Killed in Quebec City

Police were called to 2nd Street and 8th ave in the borough of Limoilou, on October 7th on report of a severely injured man.

Poilce arrived to find 73 year old Mathias Breton in serious condition, with marks consistent with an edged weapon. Breton was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Yan Dugas 18 has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in the death of Mathias Breton.

Mathias Breton had been convicted of sexual assault on minors and sentenced twice serving a total of 6 years in prison.

The death of Breton is the first homicide in Quebec City in 2016.


Sylvain Fournier,charged with first degree murder of Joachim Aracil

Sylvain Fournier, 41, has been charged with murder and attempted murder after a stabbing in Quebec City July 12th that left an 82-year-old Joachim Aracil dead and his 76-year-old wife injured.

Joachim Aracil, and his wife were visiting Canada from Nice, died in a Quebec City hospital from his injuries, his wife as of July 13th was in stable condition.

Police were called after 8 p.m.July 12th after reports of screams. The couple were found, both suffered stab wounds and were rushed to the hospital.

Fournier was charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and uttering threats.