Guylaine Potvin: Quebec police make arrest 22 years after murder of college student


Quebec provincial police made an arrest Wednesday within the murder of a junior college student greater than 22 years in the past.

Guylaine Potvin, 19, was discovered lifeless in her residence in Jonquière, now a borough of Saguenay, Que., about 215 kilometres north of Quebec City.

Potvin lived with two feminine roommates, additionally college students, who weren’t house when the killing occurred inside their Panet Street residence.

Her physique was found the morning of April 28, 2000.

More than 20 years later, Quebec provincial police arrested Marc-André Grenon, 47, in reference to Potvin’s murder. He is charged with first-degree murder and with sexual assault.

Grenon, of Granby, Que., east of Montreal, can also be charged with tried murder and sexual assault in reference to a case within the provincial capital simply months after Potvin’s killing.

Police say their investigation into Potvin’s murder turned up similarities with the Quebec City case from July 2000 wherein a feminine student, dwelling alone, was assaulted and left for lifeless however survived the assault.

In a press release, provincial police praised the work of investigators within the chilly case division and the forensic science laboratory and “the progressive strategies used as we speak in forensic biology” that allowed for an arrest.

Provincial police stated Grenon was scheduled to look in court docket by way of video hyperlink on Wednesday.

— (*22*) report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 12, 2022.


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