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Cold case: Arrest made 10 years after woman killed on bike path south of Montreal

Click to play video: 'Man charged with first-degree murder of Jenique Dalcourt, 10 years after her death'
Man charged with first-degree murder of Jenique Dalcourt, 10 years after her death
A murder case that turned cold and stumped police detectives for almost a decade has now led to an arrest and a first-degree murder charge. Michael Mcduff-Jalbert was charged in a Longueuil court in connection with the death of Jenique Dalcourt. The 23-year-old woman was killed in 2014 on a bike path on her way home from work. As Global's Tim Sargeant reports, her parents are relieved and says this brings some closure.

Ten years after the brutal murder of a young woman on a bike path, Longueuil police have arrested 35- year-old Michael Mcduff-Jalbert.

The arrest comes after what police described Wednesday as a “complex nine-year investigation” into the death of Jenique Dalcourt.

Mcduff-Jalbert is facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection to the killing of the young woman in 2014.

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Dalcourt, 23, was killed on a bike path as she walked home from work alone on an October night.

According to police reports at the time, she was repeatedly hit in the head with a metal bar. She died in hospital.

Mcduff-Jalbert was 26 at the time of the attack. He was allegedly the one who called police to report the incident.

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He was arrested shortly after by police and again in 2015. In both cases all charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence, according to the Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office.

Investigators told reporters Wednesday they could not divulge the information that led to the most recent arrest.

“We cannot disclose information nor explain in detail what lead to the arrest in order not to jeopardize the judicial process,” Longueuil police chief inspector Pierre Duquette said.

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