Does anyone keep the memory of Louise Chaput?

This from an online hiking forum published last year


Two Years Later – Posters Back Up in Pinkham Notch

November 21 2003 at 3:33 PM

Posters asking the public’s help in solving the two-year-old murder of Canadian hiker Louise Chaput have sprouted up around the area where her body was found.

“We just want to keep it alive,” said Marie Pinault. “I’d like to know what happened.”

Pinault and her husband, Denis Masson, travelled to northern New Hampshire from their home in Ottawa last weekend to put up more than 250 posters from Berlin to North Conway and from Lancaster to Colebrook. The poster displays two pictures of Chaput and asks anyone with information about her death to contact police.

State police Sgt. Chuck West said the case remains open and police check out any new leads that surface. But he said there are no suspects.

Last Saturday was the second anniversary of the last day anyone saw Chaput alive.

After a massive search, Chaput’s body was found on Thanksgiving, less than a half-kilometre from the AMC visitors centre. She had been stabbed, and some media reports said her throat had been slashed.

Chaput’s backpack and the keys to her car have not been found.

West said there was some question about why Chaput would have taken her backpack and sleeping bag if she was just going on a short hike.

Police looked at theories that Chaput may have been killed by one of her clients. She specialized in marital counselling and had worked with inmates at a Sherbrooke detention centre.


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