Stabbed to death in Candiac: a ninth woman killed in Quebec this year

A 27-year-old resident of Candiac, on the South Shore of Montreal, became the ninth woman to be murdered in Quebec since the start of the year on Tuesday noon.

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The police were called to go to Josianne Faucher’s house around dinner time, because she did not show up for work.

Worried, some relatives contacted the emergency services to ask them to check on the young woman’s well-being.

Josianne Faucher, victim

Taken from Josianne Faucher’s Facebook

When they showed up at his accommodation on the second floor of rue de Toulouse, the police discovered the victim’s lifeless body rolled up in a mattress.

She was probably in one of the rooms of the accommodation.

Future ruined

The death of the young woman, noted on site, was “recent”, said the Sûreté du Québec, which inherited the investigation into this case.

Although the police treated the case as a suspicious death on Tuesday, everything indicates that it is a murder, according to our information.

Ms. Faucher was allegedly stabbed, becoming the ninth woman to be killed this year in the province. According to our sources, the tragedy could have occurred in a marital context.

Josianne Faucher, victim

Taken from Josianne Faucher’s Facebook

“She was a super cheerful little woman,” Josianne Faucher’s sister testified anonymously, in an emotional interview with TVA Nouvelles. She was the best little sister I could have. […] She had a really bright future ahead of her.”

She says she is “unable to put into words” the seriousness of the situation.

Two relatives of the victim contacted by The newspaper declined to comment as the investigation is ongoing.


The police did not want to confirm whether the body of the deceased bore signs of violence, nor whether a weapon was used to commit the crime.

“The autopsy will allow us to establish the exact cause of death,” said Sergeant Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, at a press briefing.

Tuesday evening, a large security perimeter and a command post had also been set up by the provincial police.


“We didn’t really notice any unusual behavior. Nothing to report,” said a mother, repeating the words of several neighbors met by The newspaper.

The Plein-Soleil school, a public school establishment which welcomes primary school children, is the immediate neighbor of the place where Josianne Faucher was found lifeless.

She assured in an email sent to the parents of her students that she was “in no way concerned by the police operation”.

No arrests have yet been made and several witnesses must be interviewed by authorities.

-With Frédérique Giguère and Jonathan Tremblay

Women killed in Quebec in 2024

  • January 5 (feminicide): Chloé Lauzon-Rivard, 29, is killed in her home in Granby. Her partner, Michaël Dugas-Farcy, was arrested a few hours later, 200 kilometers from the crime scene.
  • January 26 (feminicide): Narjess Ben Yedder, 32, was savagely stabbed around twenty times in her home in the Pointe-aux-Trembles district. The pregnant woman is killed, as is her fetus. Her husband, Mustapha Mechken, 42, called the police himself to report himself. He is arrested at the scene of the crime.
  • February 12 (feminicide): Lorraine Marsolais, 80, was stabbed to death by her partner, Jean-Guy Forest, 82, in a residence in L’Épiphanie, in the Lanaudière region. The octogenarian then took his own life using a gun.
  • February 16: Fabio Puglisi, 44, is plunged into a killing spree in Vaudreuil-Dorion: he allegedly fatally stabbed his 68-year-old mother, Elisabetta Caucci-Puglisi, before attacking two neighbors who came to help the victim. One of them, Manon Blanchard, 53, was killed during the attack.
  • February 18 (feminicide): Hayette Bouguellid, 51, was stabbed to death in her residence in Saint-Basile-le-Grand, in Montérégie. Her husband, Mohamed Ali Mosbah, 53, was arrested at the scene of the murder.
  • February 25: A fire breaks out in a residence in the Loretteville sector, in Quebec. In the rubble, emergency services discovered the body of Joëlle Lapointe, 42 years old. The police quickly established that the woman was the victim of a murder.
  • March 27 (feminicide): Louise Houle, 70, who had just started divorce proceedings, was shot and killed by her husband, Mario Nadon, 67. The latter then ends his life, lying next to his victim.
  • April 9: Josianne Faucher, 27, was found lifeless in her home in Candiac, in Montérégie. No arrests have yet been made in this case.

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