Here is a past friend of Auger who had a conversation with him before Auger drove all the way to BC and murdered Melanie (He did not even know her)http://business.highbeam.com/4341/article-1G1-16429347/prime-suspect-fernand-auger-suicide-adds-mystery-woman
The prime suspect: Fernand Auger's suicide adds to the mystery of a woman's abduction. (Melanie Carpenter) (includes related article about the victim: Melanie Carpenter)
Article from: Maclean's | January 30, 1995 | Jenish, D'Arcy; Ajello, Robin | Copyright
At the time, it seemed like a harmless holiday greeting from an old friend.
On New Year's Day, a CBC French-language journalist in Sudbury, Ont., received a collect call from 37-year-old Fernand Auger, who was living in Calgary.
The two men had been friends since the late 1980s when Auger was a gregarious waiter at a popular Greek restaurant in the Northern Ontario mining city.
Auger, who had been released from a Bowden, Alta., penitentiary in August, 1994, after serving 16 months of a two-year sentence for armed robbery, told his friend that he was working at a Calgary restaurant but planning to move. But he would not disclose his plans. ``He said, `If they work out, you'll know about it,' '' recalled the journalist, requesting anonymity. ``I said `Good luck. Keep in touch.' As far as I know, I'm the last person he talked to before he left Calgary.''
Within days, Auger had become the prime suspect in the abduction of 23-year-old Melanie Carpenter, who disappeared shortly after noon on Jan. 6 from the Surrey, B.C., tanning salon where she was working alone. In the two days following Carpenter's disappearance, at least four people observed Auger in the southern Alberta city of Lethbridge, where he had lived and worked in the early 1980s and again a decade later. Shortly after those sightings, Auger was dead.
On Jan. 15, a real estate agent who was showing a client a vacant home in High River, Alta., 50 km south of Calgary, found Auger's frozen body in a car parked in a garage on the property. He had taken his own life by inhaling carbon monoxide fumes from the vehicle's engine.
An RCMP search of the car, a red Hyundai Excel that Auger had rented in Calgary on Jan. 1 using a friend's credit card, turned up several strands of long blond hair believed to be from the missing woman. …