Gatineau couple likely killed over 'damned drugs': grandfather

Amanda Trottier and Travis Voutour have been identified as the two people found dead inside a home...

Amanda Trottier and Travis Voutour have been identified as the two people found dead inside a home at 158 rue de la Terrasse Eardley in Aylmer on Monday afternoon.

Brian Daly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:42 PM ET

OTTAWA -- A couple killed in their home near Ottawa on Monday were likely murdered over a drug debt, says a grieving relative.

Ghislain Kerney, grandfather of victim Amanda Trottier, also confirms that Trottier's three-year-old daughter was in the house when Trottier and her boyfriend Travis Votour were killed.

He says it was his son who found the bodies in the Aylmer district of Gatineau, Que.

"Amanda texts her father every morning, she didn't (Monday)," Kerney told QMI Agency's sister news channel, LCN, on Tuesday.

"He waited until about noon or 1 o'clock and he went to the house. He opened the door and his daughter was on the floor. He screamed and his granddaughter Savannah didn't answer. She was upstairs playing."

The father then called 911.

Kerney says the couple had drug problems that could have landed them in their dealers' bad books.

"Apparently they had received threats at their home a month before," said Kerney. "It could be a settling of accounts, that's for sure."

 


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