Tricia Boisvert's suspected killer arrested

Tricia Boisvert's body was found near Quyon, Que., on January 23, 2014. (Submitted Photo/QMI Agency)

Tricia Boisvert's body was found near Quyon, Que., on January 23, 2014. (Submitted Photo/QMI Agency)

Danielle Bell, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:42 AM ET

OTTAWA -- “Don’t worry Mom, he’s going to be caught tomorrow.”

The mother of murder victim Tricia Boisvert heard her daughter’s voice say those words to her on Sunday — and her wish came true.

Boisvert’s longtime friend, Philippe Steele-Morin, who had been on the run since she was last seen in Montreal on Jan. 17, was arrested Monday in Buckingham, Que.

“It was a message from her. I talk to Tricia all the time. Last night, this voice came in,” Boisvert’s mom, Janine Charlton told the Sun Monday night.

While relieved, she had mixed emotions over news of the arrest.

“I don’t know whether to celebrate or cry. It just brings it all back.”

Boisvert’s body was found Jan. 23 in a remote area near Quyon, Que.

The search for her suspected killer ramped up as friends and family turned to social media, sharing wanted posters and getting tips from across the country.

But Steele-Morin was nabbed closer to home, arrested after being stopped in a vehicle.

“I’m just so happy they finally got him. It was so draining, knowing he was out there,” said Mellisa Boisvert, Tricia’s older sister.

“This has been the longest six weeks of my life.”


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