On March 9, 1990, Sandra Gaudet spent the evening with her boyfriend Steve Fortier and left his place around midnight. Some sources indicate that she then agreed to meet up with a girl friend. Her mother reported her missing in the following hours and Sandra’s body was found half buried in the snow on the edge of Chemin de la Baie-Carrière in Val-d’Or by a municipal police officer from Val d’Or. The 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and strangled. Her clothes were found at the corner of boulevard Barrette and chemin de la Baie-Carrière. However, her boots and panties were never found.
A year after the murder, Hugues Duguay and Billy Taillefer, two men from Senneterre aged 21 and 23 at the time, were convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison. They spent 12 and 15 years, respectively, behind bars before a judge ordered their release. To this day, they continue to maintain their innocence. Sandra’s case therefore remains unsolved.
Any information that could help solve this murder can be reported anonymously to Meurtres et Disparitions Irrésolus du Québec at 819-200-4628 and [email protected].
Source : Translation from French
Source : Family