In­ves­ti­ga­tions Bureau look­ing into two deaths in Fermont

Que­bec town only 25 km from Labrador City

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Front Page - BY MIKE POWER

Mem­bers of Que­bec’s in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tions bureau are in Fermont, lo­cated 25 kilo­me­tres from Labrador City to in­ves­ti­gate the deaths of two res­i­dents on Fri­day, Jan. 4.

The Que­bec Provin­cial po­lice re­ceived a call early Jan. 4 from a man who said he was shot, and was afraid he was go­ing to die. When the po­lice ar­rived he told them to break down the door, but when they en­tered the house they heard shots and went back out­side.

Mean­while, a se­cure perime­ter around the house was es­tab­lished and some res­i­dents of nearby homes were evac­u­ated or told to re­main in­side.

Po­lice re­turned to the home and en­tered at about 9:30 a.m. and dis­cov­ered the bod­ies of a man and a woman. Que­bec me­dia have iden­ti­fied the two as Steve Sin­clair, 65, and 42-year-old Josée Savard.

Many res­i­dents in the small town of 3,000 were shocked to hear the news, as many peo­ple knew the peo­ple who died on Fri­day.

Six in­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Bureau des en­quetes In­de­pen­dants (BEI) are tak­ing part in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. They are called when there is a loss of life dur­ing a po­lice in­ter­ven­tion.

It’s un­cer­tain when the re­sults of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be re­leased. Forty-two-year-old Josée Savard is one of the two peo­ple iden­ti­fied by Que­bec me­dia as hav­ing died on Fri­day, Jan. 4.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

The area of Fermont, Que­bec where a se­cure perime­ter was es­tab­lished near a house where two peo­ple were found dead by po­lice.

The scene by a house in Fermont where the deaths oc­curred.

Steve Sin­clair, 65, has been iden­ti­fied by Que­bec me­dia as one of two peo­ple who died in this in­ci­dent.

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