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Sudbury Police find new body during search Saturday morning

A second body has been discovered in the wooded area near McNeil Boulevard, west of Beatty Street that is connected to the earlier search for Carol Fournier

Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) delivered an entirely new development in their search for evidence connected to the homicide investigation for murder victim Carol Fournier.

GSPS said a second body was discovered in the wooded area near McNeil Boulevard, which is west of Beatty Street in Sudbury.

"Around 10:30 a.m. this morning, November 11, 2023, members of our Search and Rescue Unit located 47-year-old Rick Jones deceased in the wooded area West of McNeil Boulevard, North of the railway tracks while conducting an evidence search in relation to the murder of Carol Fournier," said the police news release.

A post-mortem will be conducted through the Coroner’s Office on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, to assist in determining the cause of death, however at this time foul play is not suspected, said the police statement.

"In consultation with Carol’s family, we can confirm that prior to her being murdered, she was in a relationship with Rick Jones and both outstanding arrest warrants for Rick were for Intimate Partner Violence incidents involving Carol. We continue to ask that you respect the privacy of Carol’s family during this tragic time," said the police statement.

No information was provided by the police statement with respect to the possible cause of death of Jones, when he might have died or how long his body has been in the wooded area where the search was carried out.

Detectives in the Major Crime Section of our Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate both the murder of Carol Fournier and the death of Rick Jones, said the GSPS statement.

Police are asking that anyone with information related to either of these incidents is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171.

In an earlier news release about Jones, the police service said it was requesting the public’s assistance to locate Rick Jones  who was currently wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants in relation to incidents that were reported on October 25 and October 29, 2023.

At the time police said he was wanted for:

• Assault

• Criminal Harassment x2

• Theft Under $5,000

• Fail to Comply with Probation Order x2

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Rick Jones is asked to contact police at 705-67-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.

This story was updated at 4:25 p.m.

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