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Re: Andy GIRAUDEL - 36 - Murdered - July 16, 2016 - Watson Lake, Yukon
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 02:04:57 PM »
I believe this is the original article related to this posting based on location.
I cannot be sure but the timing and area seem to fit, the only confusion is the post on the 22nd makes no mention of the arrest which is listed on the 19th.



http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2016/19/murder-charges-laid-connection-human-remains-found-watson-lake-area

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Re: Andy GIRAUDEL - 36 - Murdered - July 16, 2016 - Watson Lake, Yukon
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 10:43:30 AM »

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Watson Lake murder victim identified as 36-year-old Andy Giraudel


People in Watson Lake, Yukon, are describing the victim of a murder and dismemberment as a well-liked man whose death has shaken the community.

Thirty-six-year-old Andy Giraudel's remains were found in Watson Lake on July 16. (Facebook)

Yukon RCMP and the territory's coroner's service positively identified 36-year-old Andy Giraudel through fingerprint and dental comparison, according to a police news release Tuesday.

Partial human remains were found at an industrial property outside Watson Lake on July 16. Travis Dennis, 22, is charged with second-degree murder and offering an indignity to human remains. RCMP say Dennis was known to the victim.

A court ban on publishing Giraudel's name was lifted on Tuesday morning.

Giraudel had lived in Watson Lake since early childhood. He worked as a cook and did other odd jobs.

"He was a great person," said friend Arielle Courtney Lee Deville. "I have no idea how someone could do this to him. I am very saddened right now. It's still so surreal."

Sherry Botterill, another Watson Lake resident, said last week that Giraudel's murder has shaken the community.

The community of Watson Lake held a vigil for Andy Giraudel last week. His name was under a court ordered publication ban until Tuesday morning. (Philippe Morin/CBC)

"He was a good friend of the First Nations community," Botterill said. "People are having nightmares."

"It has been a very trying week for the residents of Watson Lake," said Sgt. Cam Lockwood, with the Watson Lake RCMP in the news release.

Counsellors were in the community last week holding sessions for people who wanted to talk. Watson Lake RCMP have assured residents that they believe Dennis acted alone and said there is no further risk to the community.

Dennis is in custody and scheduled to appear in court Aug. 12.

With files from the Canadian Press
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/andy-giraudel-victim-identified-watson-lake-murder-1.3695684

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Re: Andy GIRAUDEL - 36 - Murdered - July 16, 2016 - Watson Lake, Yukon
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 10:49:56 AM »
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Accused Watson Lake killer acted alone, RCMP say


Police in Watson Lake are assuring residents there is no further risk to the community, after a gruesome murder discovered a week ago.

Travis Dennis, 22, was arrested and charged last week, a few days after partial human remains were found on an industrial property just outside of town. He's been charged with second degree murder and dismembering a body.

"We are confident that the person we have in custody is the sole person that acted in the incident," said RCMP Sgt. Cam Lockwood on Monday.

The court has ordered a ban on publishing the name of the victim, though community members say they know who it is.

Lockwood says police are no longer looking for more human remains. Residents had been seeing investigators scouring a wooded area near the industrial property last week.

Trauma support sessions will be offered again this week at Two Mile Hall in Watson Lake. (Philippe Morin/CBC)

Lockwood was at a public meeting over the weekend that was attended by about 125 people. He said people expressed concerns about community safety.

He also said the horrific crime, which happened the same week that a young woman died suddenly in Watson Lake (a death not considered suspicious, according to the coroner), has shaken the community.

"Our community is fairly small. A lot of the community members are related, and then very close," Lockwood said.

"Everything came together, so it was quite stressful."

Trauma support sessions are being offered again this week at Two Mile Hall.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/watson-lake-travis-dennis-dismembering-body-1.3694255

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