Murder of Valérie Maurice: the suspect arrested in Edmonton

News 6 September, 2017
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    Gregory Christopher Tessman

    QMI agency

    Wednesday, 6 September, 2017 00:33

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    EDMONTON – Edmonton police arrested a suspect of 49 years, on Tuesday evening, Gregory Christopher Tessman has been accused of second-degree murder of Valérie Maurice.

    It is that has been reported to the Edmonton police in a statement released at 23: 45 (hour of Quebec) on its website.

    He was arrested Tuesday night in Vancouver, a shelter for the homeless.

    In a press release Tuesday afternoon, the police said to be looking for Gregory Christopher Tessman for the murder not premeditated of Valérie Maurice. The man is known to police services.

    The victim, a Montrealer who travelled frequently between Montreal and Edmonton, was under the influence of a pimp, according to information collected by TVA News. She traveled regularly to meet clients.

    Last Thursday, Edmonton police responded to a call to ensure the “well-being” of the occupants of a residence at the corner of 144 avenue and 88th street. On the spot, they found the body of the young woman of 29 years old, who had been strangled to death.

    The murder of Valérie Maurice is the 34th to have occurred on the territory of Edmonton since the beginning of the year.