Murder Charges Laid in Tina Fontaine Homicide

Homicide Charges Laid

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Police have made an arrest in the Tina Fontaine homicide.

The murder of Tina Fountaine brought massive attention to the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous girls and women.

Raymond Joseph Cormier a fifty-three-year-old man from New Brunswick is charged with second-degree murder in the death of fifteen-year-old Tina Fontaine. The teenage girl’s body body was found in the Red River in Winnipeg on August 17th 2014, eight days after she was reported missing.

Cormier lived in Winnipeg for several years, and reportedly knew Fountaine was arrested Wednesday in the Vancouver area, police said Friday afternoon.

Cormier remains in custody in Vancouver while arrangements are made to send him back to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Police Deputy Chief Danny Smyth commented in a press conference that Cormier and Fontaine knew each other, as they both frequented a home in the east side of the city.