Father of bike path murder victim lashes out at police

ST-HUBERT – The funeral for Longueuil bike path murder victim Jenique Dalcourt was held Thursday morning in St-Hubert.

Dozens of friends and relatives attended the service – including many family members from the New York City area.

Described as a “ray of sunshine,” close friend Cinthia Jones says she can’t understand why Dalcourt was targeted.

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“It’s bad, really bad, nobody deserves this,” Jones told Global News.

Dalcourt was murdered the night of October 21st on a bike path in Vieux-Longueuil.

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She was attacked as she walked home from work.

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Police say the 23-year-old victim was repeatedly beaten “with a blunt object.”

The crime remains unsolved.

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Longueuil Police arrested a 26-year old suspect in connection with the killing last Saturday afternoon, but authorities released him two days later.

It appears police are waiting for lab results on tests still being done on evidence seized at the scene.

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The victim’s father, John Gandolfo, told Global News he’s been given no explanation about the strange twist in the case.

He’s frustrated by the “lack of communication.”

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“I heard on the news the suspect was 26-year-old,” Gandolfo says.

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“I get more from the news than with authorities. As a parent you want answers.”

Dalcourt’s brother holds a picture of her. Domenic Fazioli/Global News

The victim’s brother, Nick Gandolfo, added he’s lost some confidence in the work of the Longueuil Police department.

Among the people in attendance at the funeral Thursday was Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.

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He told reporters he’s surprised by the release of the suspect.

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“I don’t have all the details, but that guy should be inside,” Boisvenu says.

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Longueuil Police say the suspect in question is still on their radar because he’s considered an “important witness.”


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