The arrest of Marc-André Grenon gives hope to some families
Andrew Robitaille was murdered in his home in February 2000.
The arrest of the alleged murderer of Guylaine Potvin gives hope to relatives of victims, who have been waiting for answers for years. In the region, several murder cases remain unsolved. This is the case of that of Andrew Robitaille, shot dead in Alma. It was also 22 years ago.
In February 2000, my father was murdered at his home in Deslisle. My brother and sister were sleeping upstairs. My mother-in-law had left to run errands and when she came back, my father had passed away. He was shot three times. We never knew who had done this, says her daughter Maryève Bolduc Robitaille.
She was 9 years old at the time. She knows that her father was immersed in the world of narcotics, but does not know who could have killed him so coldly.
The arrest of Marc-André Grenon, 22 years after the murder of Guylaine Potvin, gives her hope of also having answers one day.
It gave me a shot in the heart […] It does not erase the pain and the pain of losing the person you love most in the world, but at least you have answers, says- her.
For former Sûreté du Québec investigator Sylvain Tremblay, the arrest of Marc-André Grenon demonstrates one thing: that the investigators will never let go.
It asserts that unresolved cases remain under investigation even as time passes.
We have new investigative techniques and sometimes, after several years as with the murder of Guylaine Potvin, it gives very good results , he maintains.
It doesn't x27;is therefore never too late to provide information to the police.
There is nothing left to chance in these files. The smallest details. If there are 500 people who report, all the details are verified , says Sylvain Tremblay.
Andrew Robitaille's daughter, who is today ;now a dispatcher at the 911 central, trusts the work of the investigators, who have also collected new clues in her father's file in recent years, according to her.
She hopes that one day she will have answers.
In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, other families are in the same situation as hers. Murders go unpunished in the region.
According to the report by Andréanne Larouche