Montreal man charged after woman found dead in suspected femicide in rural Quebec

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Montreal man charged after woman found dead in suspected femicide in rural Quebec
WATCH: A 34-year-old woman from Montreal was found dead in a rural municipality of Quebec on Saturday and her husband was charged with first degree murder in connection with her death. Felicia Parrillo reports – Aug 20, 2023

Warning: This story deals with sensitive subject matter.

Provincial police in Quebec have charged a 39-year-old man in connection with a suspected femicide after the body of a 34-year-old woman was found Saturday in Wickham, Que.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) spokesperson Ève Brochu-Joubert told Global News that Montreal police were first called Saturday morning because relatives of the two people, who are residents of the city, were worried for their safety.

The man and woman, who police have identified as Kevin Romagosa and Robyn-Krystle O’Reilly, live in Pierrefonds on Montreal’s West Island. They were traced to the small rural municipality just south of Drummondville at noon.

Her body was found dead and the suspect was found at the site. Police say he was arrested and transported to hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

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A police vehicle is seen outside the Pierrefonds home of the 34-year-old victim and the 39-year-old suspect on Sunday. Neighbours say the couple has two young children. Felicia Parrillo/Global News

Brochu-Joubert could not confirm the following details to Global News, but according to TVA, the victim was found in the trunk of the parked vehicle and the man was found sitting in the car highly intoxicated with the engine running.

The suspect was charged on Sunday at the Drummondville courthouse with one count of first degree murder and one count of improper or indecent interference with human remains.

Police would also not confirm the relationship between the man and woman, but the two appear to be husband and wife on Facebook. Neighbors told Global News the couple has two young children.

An autopsy will be conducted on the victim to determine the cause of death.

–with files from Felicia Parrillo, Global News

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