Body found in the trunk of a car: two young people aged 18 and 19 charged

Bodies found in trunk of car: two youths aged 18 and 19 charged ;s

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Major development in the investigation into the disappearance of Luc Lafontaine, this 64-year-old man from La Prairie: his body was found Monday in the trunk of a car, along the Richelieu River. He was reportedly murdered.

Nicolas Côté, 19, and Zoé Boutin, 18, appeared Tuesday afternoon at the Longueuil courthouse.

Côté a formally charged with the unpremeditated murder of Luc Lafontaine and insulting his corpse.

Counts of complicity after the fact and insulting a corpse have been brought against Zoé Boutin.

The two young adults were arrested in the last few hours, in Saint-Basile-le-Grand, in Montérégie, when they were probably about to get rid of the body of Luc Lafontaine in the Richelieu River.

A canoe was even found at the scene, which suggests that the two accused may have planned to venture into the river with the remains.

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At this time, the motive for the crime remains a mystery. The connection between the suspects and the victim is unknown.

According to police, Luc Lafontaine was last seen on October 22 at his home in La Prairie.

He had left his residence without taking his personal effects, his bank cards, his cell phone and his medication. His personal vehicle also remained at his home.

According to the indictment, authorities believe the murder was committed on the day of his disappearance.

An autopsy should be performed on Mr. Lafontaine's body over the next few hours to establish the exact cause of his death.

The investigation into this case is now being led by the Crimes Against the Person Division of the Sûreté du Québec. Quebec.