Longueuil: A suspect arrested 10 years after the vicious murder of Jenique Dalcourt

Longueuil: A suspect arrested 10 years after the vicious murder of Jenique Dalcourt
Longueuil: A suspect arrested 10 years after the vicious murder of Jenique Dalcourt

Nearly 10 years after the vicious murder of young Jenique Dalcourt, beaten to death with an iron bar in Longueuil, her murderer has finally been caught.

The young woman, who was 23 years old at the time of the crime, was attacked and then savagely beaten on a cycle path as she was returning home from work.

The crime sparked widespread indignation among the population.

Quickly, it was believed that the investigators had solved the mystery of the murder, by arresting a suspect just a few days after the sordid crime, committed on the evening of October 21, 2014.

The Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP), however, refused to lay charges against the 26-year-old, probably judging that the evidence gathered against him would not allow his conviction.

In the fall of 2015, the file was submitted to the DPCP for the second time, with the aim of accusing the suspect whom the police had in their sights since the start of the investigation. Here again, the DPCP refused to move forward.

According to our information, the individual arrested in the last few hours is the same man that the police suspected from the start.

It was also he who contacted 911 on the evening of the murder to inform them that he had just found a body by chance on the bike path, not far from Chemin Chambly.

Although he was in the sights of investigators for nearly a decade, the evidence was never overwhelming enough to bring him to court.

But it seems that investigators recently managed to gather enough evidence to once again arrest the man, whose link with Jenique Dalcourt remains a mystery.

Longueuil police are scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday morning to announce this major development.

-With Yves Poirier and Félix Séguin

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