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Police rule Saint-Quentin deaths homicide

SAINT-QUENTIN, New Brunswick— The New Brunswick Royal Canadian Mounted Police Major Crime Unit are now investigating the deaths of a 67-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman as a double homicide, according a statement released on Wednesday by the agency.

Police initially referred to the deaths as suspicious after discovering the bodies of Jean Paul Caron and Melanie Roussie, both from Saint-Quentin, shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, at a home on Rue Valcourt. Saint-Quentin is a community located about 40 miles northeast of Van Buren.

The RCMP also did not release the names of the victims until Wednesday pending notification of family members.

Police have made no arrests, but tried to allay public fears by indicating in the release that investigators do not believe the murders were random.

No other information about the case is available as it remains under investigation.

The RCMP is asking anyone who saw the victims in the hours leading up to the bodies being discovered on Monday or anyone who has information about the case to contact the New Brunswick RCMP’s Major Crime Unit at 506-548-7774 or the Saint-Quentin Detachment at 506-235-2149.

Citizens may also report criminal or suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

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