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Charges laid after body of Calgary man found in Waiparous in 2018

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Calgary police are searching for information in the 2016 homicide of 29-year-old Jeremy Boisseau. Courtesy, Calgary police
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Calgary police are searching for information in the 2016 homicide of 29-year-old Jeremy Boisseau. Calgary Police Service handout

Police have laid charges in connection with the death of a Calgary man whose body was discovered in southern Alberta last fall.

Jeremy Boisseau’s remains were found in a wooded area near Waiparous, Alta. — about 50 kilometres northwest of Calgary — in October 2018.

READ MORE: Calgary homicide victim’s sister describes ‘pure torture’ of losing her brother

On Thursday, Calgary police announced Barry Roach, 48, had been charged with indignity to a human body.

Roach was arrested on Canada-wide warrants on Wednesday at his home in Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, police said.

Barry Roach of Nova Scotia has been charged with indignity to a human body.
Barry Roach of Nova Scotia has been charged with indignity to a human body. Credit: Classmates.com

Calgary police said they didn’t know what the specific relationship was between the two, but believed they were together at the time of the homicide. Roach is known to police.

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The investigation into how Boisseau died continues, but Calgary police said previously it’s thought the homicide happened between the late hours of Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 and early morning Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in an apartment in the 600 block of 1 Ave N.E. in the community of Bridgeland.

READ MORE: Calgary police seek information in 2016 homicide investigation

In May, detectives released details on a brown 1990 Ford F250 that may have been used to transport Boisseau’s body to the Waiparous area after his death.

Police are still asking people who may have seen the truck to come forward.

Calgary police say they’re looking for the public’s help in tracking the movement of a brown 1990 Ford F250 that may have been used to transport Jeremy Boisseau’s body to the Waiparous area. Calgary Police Service handout

Investigators conducted additional searches of the Waiparous area last month. According to Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm, that search led police to more evidence in the investigation.

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“[The search] helped us get to the point where we were able to get a charge approval for indignity to a human body,” Chisholm said.

In May, Boisseau’s sister pleaded with the public for help in finding answers to help solve her brother’s murder. Through police, the family said they’re grateful for everyone who helped with the file.

“The family has been very thankful for what has gone on. They’re thanking everybody that’s been involved and they’re grateful that somebody is being held accountable for this,” Chisholm said.

“This is an open investigation. We are hoping to gain further evidence in the hopes of laying a murder charge.”

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Calgary Police Service homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or contact Crime Stoppers.

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