A 24-year-old male was reported missing from Moncton, N.B., according to police. His body was discovered last week, and the investigation is now being conducted as a crime.
On November 15, at about three in the morning, Max Boudreau was last seen leaving a bar on Champlain Street in Dieppe. According to Corporal Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP, authorities discovered human remains on Tuesday in a forested area off Paris Street in Moncton.
Cpl. Hans Ouellette, a spokesman for the New Brunswick RCMP, said in a news release on Wednesday that police, at this point, consider the man’s death to be suspicious and are looking into it as a homicide. According to Ouellette, an autopsy will be performed to ascertain the precise cause of death.
A homicide that is both planned and deliberate is classified as first-degree murder. It results in an automatic life sentence with a 25-year parole prohibition. The family of Boudreau and the Codiac Regional RCMP had asked for the public’s assistance in finding him.
Over the previous week, many of Boudreau’s friends and family members had posted requests for information on his location in the hopes that their loved one would come up.
The news of Boudreau’s passing startled and saddened everyone. They were using their social media to honour and remember him.
Dignard remembers Max as “fun, happy, always a bundle of energy, always cheering us on, never really getting unhappy.” “We used to enjoy ourselves a lot. He was a lot of fun. I do miss him.”
The RCMP reported on Wednesday that they had detained Justin Barrow, 42, on the same day in connection with the investigation. The man was charged with first-degree murder when he appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon. The defendant, Justin Barrow of Moncton, was placed under remand and will appear in court on December 12.
The New Brunswick RCMP requests anyone with information that could aid the investigation to get in touch with them.