Police seek to identify man in connection with triple homicide

The public’s help is needed to identify a man investigators believe has information about last summer’s triple homicide at a city condominium, police said yesterday.



Since three people were found murdered June 30, city police have identified thousands of people living and working around the gated community at 1510 Riverside Drive and only one person — a man depicted in a sketch released yesterday — remains to be found.


Tax court judge Alban Garon, wife Raymonde and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos, were found dead in the Garons’ 1510 Riverside Drive apartment on June 30.

Sergeant Monique Perras of the Criminal Investigation Section said a witness observed a man in an elevator at the building between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on June 29. The witness provided the description for the composite.

"We have a person who is not identified and we’re talking about a gated community where people know each other," Perras said.

Outside the Riviera yesterday, residents and visitors said they’d never seen the man depicted in the sketch. "I don’t recognize him," said resident Nancy O’Brien.

Orquidea Levesque is a personal support worker for a resident there. She also didn’t recognize the man, but said the fact the murders remain unsolved worries her.

"It’s kind of scary," she said.

Perras read a statement by the Lurette family, relatives of the Garons, in which they wrote: "We implore anyone able to assist in this investigation to come forward so that we may achieve some degree of closure to this inexplicable act of cruelty."

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Police sketch

  • The person in the sketch is described as a white male, early 40s, about 5-foot-8 tall and 180 pounds, with black hair. He was clean-shaven and has a broad nose. Anyone with info can call police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5477.