William Boucher, age 73, lived alone in his house on rang Kildare in Saint-Ambroise, riding of Joliette. In the afternoon of March 2, 1973, two men came to his house and once inside, they beat him with hammers and sticks, burned him with cigarettes to make him confess where his money was and finally stole $40 from him.
It is the next morning that a baker found Mr. Boucher unconscious and covered in sand in his basement. He was then taken by ambulance to the St-Eusèbe hospital in Joliette, where he was able to provide a description of the two men. On March 4, 1973, around 5 a.m., William died of his injuries.
Mr. Boucher had already been the victim of a similar attack in 1962. He was then martyrized by criminals who almost ripped out his fingernails with a fork to make him confess where he was hiding his money.
Despite an investigation, those responsible for Mr. Boucher’s death and the perpetrators of the 1962 attack have never been found.
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].
Sources : Translation from French