Homicide investigation after body found is missing Yves Cyr of Gatineau
The search for a Gatineau man has come to a tragic end. The body of Yves Cyr, 41, was discovered by a group of young men in a residential area along the Gatineau River in Cantley, Quebec on Sunday June 12, 2016.
Autopsy results confirm Cyr was murdered, “we are now working on a homicide,” Surete Du Quebec Sergeant Marc Tessier told CTV Ottawa. Tessier won’t say how Cyr was killed, claiming that would reveal too many details of the investigation.
“I always had hope that he was alive somewhere,” said Cyr’s heartbroken fiancée Anne Boudria from the couple’s Gatineau home, “I don’t know how long it will take until I find out who killed him.”
Cyr was a tire technician at Pneus Lavoie, on Chemin Industriel in Gatineau. He was last seen leaving work around 3:30pm on December 7, 2015. He was expected to head straight home to his house just seven minutes away. He never arrived. His red pick-up truck was found hours later at a McDonald’s Restaurant on Maloney Boulevard. He hadn’t been heard from since, his bank account remained un-touched. Boudria is convinced her fiancée knew his killer, “did he see someone he knew? Was it planned, by that person? He wouldn’t have stopped for anyone unless he knew the person.”
Boudria says they lived a good, quiet life, Cyr was never in trouble. He worked at Pneus Lavoie for about a decade, and never complained of any enemies, “Yves was always talking about work and there was nobody, specific names, that he had problems with, but again you never know.”
Police are asking anyone with information to call their confidential tip line at 1.800.659.4264. “An investigation is like a big puzzle so any piece of information we can receive, can help us along the way,” says Tessier.
Boudria is now just begging for answers, hoping someone will come forward, “if you think a friend of yours could be involved, come on, speak up, and say something. Nobody deserves their life to end in murder.”