Suspect released in Longueuil bike path murder

WATCH ABOVE: Jenique Dalcourt was killed as she walked home on a bike path in Longueuil.

LONGUEUIL – Police have released the man who was arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Jenique Dalcourt.

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The victim’s family waited in the courthouse all day for the suspect to be charged.

However, the Crown told the court late Monday evening that for now no charges will be laid against the suspect, who is in his 20s.

The Crown prosecutor did not give any reason for its decision to release the suspect.

Jenique Dalcourt. Facebook

Saturday, officials went door-to-door in the neighbourhood where Dalcourt’s body was found to find clues or witnesses that could shed light on the incident.

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When police arrested the suspect, they confirmed he is a Longueuil resident who does not live near to the crime scene.

They believed he acted alone.

Dalcourt was murdered on the bike path as she walked home from work alone late Tuesday night.

She was hit repeatedly in the head and later died in hospital.

Police believe she may have been at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

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“A blunt object was used against the victim,” said Constable Tommy Lacroix from the Longueuil Police Deptartment.

“The motive behind the attack remains unclear.”

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The investigation into Dalcourt’s murder will continue.

It’s Longueuil’s the first murder of the year.

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