The body of a young woman found in a vacant lot in Longueuil 44 years ago has finally been identified by investigators from the Longueuil police, La Presse has learned .Posted on December 3, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.
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At around 3:50 p.m., in the afternoon of Saturday, April 2, 1977, three friends walking in a vacant lot in Longueuil discovered the lifeless corpse of a young woman.
In their testimony to the police, Ginette Robert, Guylaine Paulin and Lynda Richard indicated that the body they saw in a wood in front of 1340, chemin du Lac was undressed. Police noted that he was wrapped in a white and green patterned blanket.
An autopsy carried out two days after the discovery of the young woman’s body failed to establish the cause of death. “Presence of a discreet speck of petechiae on the face and neck,” wrote pathologist Claude Pothel. No evidence of signs of violence in the current cadaveric state. “
Chemical analyzes showed that no drugs were in the body Pothel noted the presence of sperm in the vagina of the woman.
Quickly, investigators made the discovery public with the aim of identifying the body.
“The sleuths received calls from several people including a girl, aged between 18 and 25, had disappeared from the family home, wrote at the time the newspaper Allo Police , which had published a photo of the victim. All of these people marched to the provincial morgue, but none recognized their daughter. “
Investigators recently realized that it was Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice, a young woman from Montreal who was reported missing in January 1977.
Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice lived at 4446, rue Bélanger, in Montreal. She disappeared on 1 st January 1977 but his family said his disappearance to the authorities on January 15 of that year.
For years, Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice’s file has been posted in the missing persons section on the website of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM). But the page has not been accessible since last Thursday. “This file has been withdrawn, the person is no longer wanted. Thank you for your help, ”we now read.
According to our information, it would be thanks to the collaboration of the family of Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice that the investigators of Longueuil were able to make a connection with the corpse found on the Chemin du Lac in 1977.
Saying that they had been recommended by investigators not to speak to the media, Ms. Levasseur-Pulice’s family refused to share their comments with La Presse .
John Allore, author specializing in unsolved homicides and host of the podcast show Who Killed Theresa? , was the first to make a link between the corpse of the young woman found in Longueuil and the disappearance of Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice.
“Evelyne disappeared in January, and the body was found in April,” he explains. The dates matched, and I found that in the photos, the hair and facial features were similar. “
Mr. Allore communicated his theory by email to an investigator in the unsolved homicides section of the Sûreté du Québec in 2017, but received no response.
For John Allore, unsolved homicides have a special resonance: his sister Theresa Allore was found lifeless at the age of 19 in 1979 in Compton, in the Eastern Townships, an unsolved crime that he tells in his recent book Wish You Were Here .
Mr. Allore remarks that this was not the first time that a young woman from Montreal had been found lifeless on Chemin du Lac in Longueuil. In April 1975, the body of a teenage girl named Sharon Prior, 16, was also found in this area. Three days earlier, Sharon Prior had disappeared when she was going to join friends near her home in Pointe-Saint-Charles. His body bore marks of rape. This is an unsolved homicide.
We have two young women who were found on the same path, two years apart almost to the day. It is not trivial.
John Allore, author specializing in unsolved homicides
When asked about the reason for removing Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice’s research form, the SPVM media relations replied: “After checking with the SPVM’s Major Crimes Section, we confirm that this investigation was carried out by the Longueuil police. ”
At the Longueuil police, the communications service indicates that an investigation into the death of Ms. Levasseur-Pulice is underway.
“The Evelyne Levasseur-Pulice file is a file that is the subject of an investigation and we unfortunately cannot confirm anything in this file so as not to hinder the work of the investigators. “