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N.B. police conduct search for evidence after double homicide

Moncton search in connection with double homicide
WATCH: The investigation into the murders of a Dieppe couple has led police to jones lake in Moncton. Shelley Steeves has the details.

A search is underway in an area of Moncton’s west end as part of an investigation into the unsolved murder of a couple in their 70s.

In a news release Wednesday, New Brunswick RCMP said the search is being conducted in the area of Jones Lake.

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“We ask that citizens allow police the necessary time and space to conduct their search,” said New Brunswick RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh in a statement.

“I can’t get into exactly what it is they’re searching for, but we are looking for evidence related to the double homicide.”

Rogers-Marsh would not say what led police to the Jones lake area on Wednesday.

“Certainly it’s information gathered over the course of the investigation and our investigators believe it is important to search,” she said.

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The search is related to the homicides of 78-year-old Bernard Saulnier and 74-year-old Rose-Marie Saulnier, whose bodies were found in their home on Amirault Street in Dieppe on Sept. 7.

Obituaries say Bernard Saulnier, 78, and Rose-Marie Saulnier, 74, died suddenly on Sept. 7.
Obituaries say Bernard Saulnier, 78, and Rose-Marie Saulnier, 74, died suddenly on Sept. 7. Courtesy: Fair Haven Funeral Home & Cemetery

Police say they believe the couple’s deaths were not random.

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READ MORE: RCMP seek second vehicle of interest in connection with double homicide in Dieppe

In November, police said they were looking for information on two vehicles of interest that were in the area when the couple died. One of the vehicles is a black, four-door sedan with tinted windows and black rims. The other is a black Infiniti SUV.

Anyone with information on the homicides of Bernard and Marie Saulnier is asked to contact New Brunswick RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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With files from Shelley Steeves.