The American couple found on the shores of Lake Lovering
James Helm Sr, 76, and his wife Sandra Helm, 70, were discovered in a residence on rue Grande-Allée on the shores of Lovering Lake in Magog at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Share September 30, 2020 9:39 a.m. Updated at 11:51 a.m. Share The American couple found on the shores of Lovering Lake
René-Charles Quirion La Tribune It was while leaving a residence in Magog that two American hostages were found by the Sûreté du Québec.
The SQ specifies that James Helm Sr, 76, and his wife Sandra Helm, 70, were discovered in a residence on rue Grande-Allée on the edge of Lovering Lake in Magog, around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Three people were arrested after the Moira couple in New York state had been missing since last Sunday.
“These three people were arrested. The investigation that followed led to the arrest of two other people in this affair, ”explains SQ Sgt. Claude Denis.
Five individuals from Quebec, Magog, Montreal, and Akwesasne, aged 36 to 75, were arrested in this case.
Four of them are scheduled to appear in Montreal on Wednesday to be accused in particular of kidnapping. One of the suspects was released after questioning.
A search takes place in Magog on Wednesday to learn more about the outcome of this nebulous business.
The personal crimes investigators, who are conducting this investigation, continue to work in collaboration with other police forces in Canada and the United States.
The US Federal Police (FBI), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the New York State Police, Akwesasne Mohawk Police and various municipal police forces are participating in this cross-border investigation.
The SQ cannot confirm at this time the cause of this kidnapping, nor the link between the alleged kidnappers and their victims or the way they crossed the Canada-United States border which has been closed for several months.
Moira is located about thirty kilometers from the Akwesasne Native Reserve which straddles the borders of Quebec, Ontario and the United States.