November 9, 2018 6:29 am
Updated: November 9, 2018 12:28 pm

Man charged with first-degree murder in deaths of missing teens has court case put over

Durham Regional Police charged 46-year-old Adam Strong with two counts of first-degree murder on Thursday in the deaths of 18-year-old Rori Hache and 18-year-old Kandis Fitzpatrick. Strong appeared over video link in an Oshawa court room Friday morning where his case was put over. Catherine McDonald has the latest.

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OSHAWA, Ont. – The case of a man charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two missing teens has been put over to Nov. 30 following a brief court appearance on Friday.

Durham regional police say Adam Strong, 46, is facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of both Rori Hache and Kandis Fitzpatrick.

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Strong was first arrested in December 2017, months after Hache’s torso was found floating in Lake Ontario.

The pregnant teen had been reported missing in late August.

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In July, police confirmed they had found Fitzpatrick’s DNA in Strong’s basement apartment, ending the search for the 18-year-old who was last seen in 2008.

Strong was initially charged with indecent interference with a dead body in Hache’s case, but police say that charge will now be dropped in light of the more serious allegations.

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