December 21, 2011
Bones in Cleroux backyard were ex-wife's: Police
By Tony Spears, QMI Agency
OTTAWA — Bones found in accused serial killer Camille Cleroux's old backyard belonged to ex-wife Lise Roy, who vanished two decades ago.
The information comes after a grim Halloween discovery — human remains found beneath a tomato garden that neighbours say Cleroux planted when Roy, 27, disappeared in 1990.
Cleroux was charged with Roy's murder in June 2010.
Cleroux's preliminary hearing was interrupted by the discovery at 1535 Heatherington Rd. in the city's south end.
It resumed briefly Monday with news that a forensic anthropologist and a DNA expert will testify when the hearing picks up in March.
Cleroux, 57, was charged with first-degree murder after the body of Paula Leclair, 64, was found in a wooded area in May 2010. Cleroux had moved into Leclair's apartment and allegedly told her son that she had won the lottery and travelled to Mexico.
The following month he was also charged with Roy's murder and first-degree murder in the death of Jean Rock, 32.
Rock, his common-law spouse, disappeared 13 years ago. Her body hasn't been found.