| Granby | Aline Taylor Francoeur Murdered on April 1, 2003

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On April 1, 2003, at around 10:30 p.m., in Granby, Rosaire Boisclair looked out of his bathroom window overlooking the Caisse Desjardins (Haute-Yamaska ​​or St-Benoit, depending on the source) parking lot. He then spotted what he thought was a body and asked his wife to call 911 for them to come and check on what was going on. They then found a woman identified as Aline Taylor Francoeur. She was slumped on her side, dying, her backpack securely in place. She was unconscious but still alive, despite serious head injuries. The victim was transported to the Granby Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival. The autopsy showed that the victim had received several blows to the head with a blunt object. The watch that was still on her wrist had stopped at 10:19 p.m., potentially the time she was attacked.

Aline had just turned 50. She was a petite, frail person who almost always walked and loved the outdoors. She had a son and lived alone in a small dwelling on Robinson Street South. Aline was always happy and liked bingo and writing. She was a quiet, uneventful person.

We know that that day, Aline had gone to pay her rent to her landlord. She then went to her sister’s house where they looked at some papers and chatted for a while and she left around 2:30 p.m. to go run some errands. She then allegedly spent the evening at Carrefour Bingo. She apparently used to stop by the Caisse Desjardins after her bingo night, which she did that evening as witnesses reportedly saw her enter the establishment minutes before she was discovered dying in the parking lot. The police did not disclose whether she had withdrawn money from her account, but theft is the most likely motive according to them.

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

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