A family holds out hope 36 years later

Une famille garde espoir 36 ans plus tard

On July 24, 1984, a couple without history, is shot dead at point-blank range in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse. Even if the crime has still not been resolved to this day, the family holds out hope to one day be able to know the truth about what happened.

Dominic Dumas, 40, and his wife, Claudette Labrie, 32 years old, died after being met with a weapon, 12 gauge, causing a real commotion in the small village. At the time, 15 investigators have been assigned to the folder, and hundreds of people have been encountered. The suspects have also been questioned, and then released as the investigation continues, and no arrest has been made.

The sister of one of the victims has retained a variety of newspaper articles of the time, which traces the course of events. She hopes to one day be able to affix a final point to this “scrapbook“.

“There may be someone who stays silent and who, one day, will speak. Or a new event may occur. As in anything, I always keep hope,” said Claire Dumas in an interview with TVA News.

Because 36 years later, the wound is not yet healed completely.

“It often happens that the people we speak; they have not forgotten the people of Saint-Michel and Saint-Vallier”, she told.

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