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Calgary man charged in 2002 death of ex-wife

WATCH: She was murdered inside her own home back in 2002 while her three young children were inside. But police were unable to gather enough evidence to charge anyone in connection with Terrie

Calgary police have laid charges against a man in the death of his ex-wife, who was found dead in her home in 2002. Her three children were in the house at the time.

The body of 24-year-old Terrie Ann Dauphinais was found in her home in the 100 block of Citadel Peak Circle N.W., on April 29, 2002.

Investigators ruled her death a homicide following an autopsy. Based on evidence found, it’s believed the person responsible for Dauphinais’ death was familiar with the house.

Terrie Ann Dauphinais was found dead in her Calgary home in 2002.
Terrie Ann Dauphinais was found dead in her Calgary home in 2002. Provided by The Calgary Herald

Investigators worked on the case for three years but didn’t have enough evidence to make an arrest.

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The case then went cold from 2005 until August of 2017 when police got a tip from the public and the case was reopened.

“It’s those little pieces of information the public has that finally comes forward and once we receive that, it often pushed the file into a great place, and that’s what happened here,” Acting Staff Sgt. Ken Carriere said.

Dauphinais’ estranged husband, Kenneth Dauphinais, was arrested on Monday, May 21. He’s been charged with second-degree murder.

In a release, Calgary police thanked their colleagues in the Winnipeg Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and the RCMP for their help in the investigation.

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