|Police are investigating the discovery of more human remains near the property where accused serial killer Camille Cleroux once lived. (DANIELLE BELL/QMI AGENCY)
OTTAWA - Police have left a wooded area in south Ottawa near where officers discovered human remains in connection with the case of accused serial killer Camille Cleroux.
The area was buzzing with police activity all day Friday, as several cruisers went in and out of the fiercely guarded area and a coroner visited the scene. But on Saturday, police had cleared out.
Police are searching for the remains of at least two more people, and personal effects, in connection with Cleroux, sources have told QMI Agency.
Cleroux, 58, is charged in the deaths of two of his wives in 1990 and 2003 and a neighbour in 2010.
Bones later identified as those of his wife, Lise Roy, were found in his former backyard last fall.
The body of 64-year-old Paula Leclair was found in a wooded area near her apartment after she was reported missing in May 2010.
Cleroux’s common-law wife, Jean Rock, disappeared in 2003 and her body has never been found.
On Saturday, major crime investigators did not provide an update, although police said earlier the dig was expected to continue throughout the weekend.
What exactly led investigators to the isolated site they searched Thursday and Friday is unknown.