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Police arrest suspect 10 years after Jenique Dalcourt killed in Longueuil, Que.

Longueuil police have arrested a suspect in connection with the nearly 10-year-old homicide of Jenique Dalcourt.

Police arrested Michael Mcduff-Jalbert, 35, on Tuesday, Pierre Duquette, the chief Inspector of the Major Crimes Division at the Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil (SPAL) said at a news conference Wednesday.

He will appear at the Longueuil, Que., courthouse this afternoon where he will face a first first degree murder charge.

The 23-year-old woman was found beaten to death on a bike path in Longeuil, Que., just south of Montreal, in October 2014. At the time police arrested a suspect, a 26-year-old man, but did not have enough evidence to lay charges. 

A year later, police presented a new dossier to the office of Quebec’s director of penal and criminal prosecutions (DPCP), which once again said it didn’t have enough evidence to make an arrest. 

“I’d like to sincerely thank [her family] for trusting us throughout this investigation,” Duquette said.

Duquette said police cannot disclose how they gathered evidence in this case, so as to not interfere with the judicial process, though he said it involved recent technology. He said the investigation team on the case was the same that solved Sharron Prior’s murder last year.

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