Quebec police find body they believe is 71-year-old man tied to Amber Alert case - 1310 NEWS
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Quebec police find body they believe is 71-year-old man tied to Amber Alert case

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 at 5:04 am EDT

Photo of Yvon Lacasse, whom Quebec police are searching for in connection to an Amber Alert case.

Quebec provincial police say they have found a body investigators believe is that of a missing 71-year-old man connected to last week’s Amber Alert case.

Sgt. Claude Denis says an autopsy will be conducted in order to determine if it is Yvon Lacasse, who has been missing since his car was stolen Thursday night in Lachute, Que.

Denis says police found the body in Arundel, Que., 100 kilometres northwest of Montreal, after several days of searching for the missing man.

He says all signs point to it being Lacasse, but that can only be confirmed by a coroner.

A six-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert case was found in Lacasse’s stolen vehicle in eastern Ontario on Friday.

Police called the Amber Alert after the boy’s mother was found dead last Thursday in a home in Saint-Eustache, Que.

Roughly 24 hours later, Ontario provincial police stopped the stolen vehicle near Renfrew, Ont., and arrested the father.

The 41-year-old suspect has been charged with second-degree murder and is currently hospitalized in Ottawa after an alleged suicide attempt.

A Superior Court Justice on Wednesday ordered the man to undergo a psychological evaluation and put off his court appearance until next Wednesday.

The suspect has been in a coma since Saturday.

Crown prosecutor Aryanne Guerin says she was told the suspect has started to move his hands and feet and had opened his eyes.

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