After 22 years, a man will be charged with the murder of Guylaine Potvin in Jonquière

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After 22 years, a man will be charged with the murder of Guylaine Potvin in Jonquière

Guylaine Potvin was killed in Jonquière in 2000.

Marc-André Grenon will be charged Thursday for the murder of Guylaine Potvin which occurred on April 28, 2000 in Jonquière. Investigators from the Disappearances and Unsolved Cases Division of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) arrested him earlier in the day.

The 47-year-old man, who resides in Granby, will also be charged with having sexually assaulted her.

The appearance was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday afternoon, but it has been confirmed that it will take place on Thursday instead. The indictments were made public on Wednesday.

Guylaine Potvin was a student at Cégep de Jonquière when she was found dead in her apartment on rue Panet, in Jonquière.< /p>

Marc-André Grenon, 47, was arrested on Wednesday by the Sûreté du Québec.

Marc-André Grenon will also face two charges in another case, that of having attempted to cause the death of a young woman on July 3, 2000 in Sainte-Foy and of having sexually assaulted her.


This student had been left for dead in her apartment, but she survived the assault.

Guylaine Potvin's body was found dead in this residence in Jonquière in April 2000.

Marc-André Grenon should appear by videoconference at the Chicoutimi courthouse, as well as at the Quebec City courthouse for the second case.

The innovative methods used today in forensic biology are part of elements that allowed the police to find the suspect.

News of the arrest of Guylaine Potvin's alleged murderer surprised retired police officer Bruno Cormier. This ex-policeman from Saguenay, who had participated in the investigation, always kept a photo of the victim in his wallet.

Former Saguenay Police Department spokesman Bruno Cormier in front of the house where Guylaine Potvin's body was found in April 2000.

For now, we is delighted with the news, then I cannot miss thinking of the family of Guylaine Potvin. I know that these people have been affected enormously. I am also thinking of the second victim who had been left for dead in her apartment. These are all images that come back to me, then thoughts that I have in the face of the news, said Mr. Cormier, who was a long-time spokesperson for the Saguenay Police Department.

With information from Mélyssa Gagnon, Priscilla Plamondon Lalancette and Yannick Bergeron

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