Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release HAWKESBURY -Update #3- OPP INVESTIGATING WEAPONS INCIDENT Charge laid; Victim identified 2016-09-23
(Alfred-Plantagenet Township, ON) – One male is now facing a criminal charge in the death of a female near Alfred, Ontario.
Officers from the Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) under the direction of Detective Inspector Daniel Nadeau of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) began the investigation after responding to a weapons related incident in Alfred and Plantagenet Township on Thursday September 22, 2016. A female was located deceased at the scene. Police have secured several properties in Alfred-Plantagenet Township to search for evidence related to this investigation.
The victim has been identified as Jacqueline Rouleau, 41 of Hawkesbury. A post mortem is scheduled for today to determine the cause of death. Investigators do not believe domestic violence played a role in this incident.
OPP officers arrested the accused in Hawkesbury after issuing a public safety warning to the public through regular and social media outlets. Daniel LALONDE, 61 of Alfred is charged with First Degree Murder. He appeared in bail court today (Friday September 23, 2016) and was remanded into custody.
Members of the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the OPP Regional Support Team, under the direction of Detective Inspector Daniel Nadeau of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), will be continuing with this investigation, in conjunction with the Ontario Coroner’s Office. The OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine and Aviation Services were involved in the early stages of the investigation.
The OPP thanks the public for their assistance, patience and understanding as this investigation continues.