Second person charged in the death of Cape Breton resident Natacha Leroy: police

By The Canadian Press

A second person has been charged in the death of a Cape Breton woman whose remains were found last month in Big Bras d’Or, N.S.

RCMP issued a statement today saying Cape Breton Regional Police had arrested 28-year-old Kevin Forrest Jr. of Big Bras d’Or on Friday at a residence in nearby Sydney Mines.

He has been charged with being an accessory to the alleged murder of 48-year-old Natacha Leroy and causing indignity to her remains.

On Nov. 22, RCMP responded to a report of a possible homicide at a home on Old Route 5 in Big Bras d’Or, where they were told Leroy had disappeared.

The Mounties say her remains were found two days later by a police dog, and the province’s medical examiner’s office declared her death a homicide.

On Nov. 30, 25-year-old Carolyn Ann Dermody of North Sydney was arrested in the Halifax area and later charged with murder and causing indignity to human remains.

Dermody and Forrest are scheduled to appear in Wagmatcook provincial court on Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2023.

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