On Tuesday July 2, 2002 around 4:30 p.m., Jeanne d’Arc Alarie, an 80-year-old widow living alone, was found dead by her son in the kitchen of her apartment on boulevard des Prairies in Cap-de-la-Madeleine. Ms. Alarie received three stab wounds, including two in the chest and a third in the neck, and also had a fractured nose. The crime was allegedly committed between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The only apparent motive for the murder is the theft of $50. Police found no signs of a break-in at the residence.
A witness reportedly mentioned that a red Jetta car had been parked in front of the victim’s house for quite some time. Another witness reportedly saw a man between 20 and 30 years old with long, curly hair and wearing a work uniform entering the woman’s home. However, the investigation was unable to validate the information provided by these two witnesses.
The coroner did not detect any presence of alcohol or drugs in Jeanne d’Arc’s blood and the autopsy concluded that the death was caused by injuries from sharp and pointed instruments as well as from asphyxiation associated with violent impacts to the head.
Any information that could help solve this murder can be reported anonymously to the Sûreté du Québec info-crime line at 1-800-659-4264.
You can also communicate anonymously with Meurtres et Disparitions Irrésolus du Québec at 819-200-4628 and [email protected].
Source : Translation from French