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Man faces murder charge in death of 64-year-old woman

A 56-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of a 64-year-old woman in the area of Fairlea Crescent.

A 56-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of a 64-year-old woman in the area of Fairlea Crescent.

Over the weekend, Paula Leclair was reported missing after her son discovered a man had taken over her ninth-floor apartment at 2939 Fairlea Cres.

In response to the call, police stopped by the apartment and spoke to a man who told them Leclair had taken a trip to Disney World after winning $50,000 in the lottery.

Further investigation found that Leclair had not won the lottery and several of her belongings were discovered in a dumpster behind her building.

Dozens of regular patrol and forensic officers spent much of yesterday searching an 800-metre stretch of a wooded area near the Walkley Yard north of the train tracks between Conroy and Albion roads where human remains were found.

According to police, a positive identification of the remains may take some time.

Camille Cleroux is charged with first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court today.

 
 
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