A father and a son appeared for contempt of a corpse found Thursday in Nicolet, in the Center-du-Quebec, but other charges could follow.
The body was probably buried in the backyard of a house on rue Monseigneur-Courchesne.
Two people were arrested: Pascal Martel, 48, and his son Jason Martel, 24. They face charges of contempt of the corpse. According to the information filed at the courthouse, the charges allegedly occurred around April 1.
The police confirmed that an investigation was underway and that an arrest warrant had been issued against Pascal Martel.
The police therefore went to his home as part of an investigation. What they saw there prompted them to call the Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine Laboratory.
A body was finally found during the night and everything suggests that it was buried in the backyard. On Friday, a huge hole was also visible in the yard.
It is difficult to know, however, what really happened. The police even refuse to reveal the identity of the victim. Rumor has it, however, that it is a man, possibly intellectually disabled, whom no one has seen for some time.
The Crown opposed the release of the two men.
Pascal Martel also has a well-filled judicial record, particularly in terms of narcotics and violence.
He will return to court on June 2 for his release investigation. His son, Jason, had no criminal record until today. He will return to court on June 1.