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RCMP lay first-degree murder charges in Conne River homicide investigation

Police have not released a name, but Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi confirmed the woman killed Wednesday was Chantal John.
The RCMP have charged 35-year-old Kirk Keeping of St. Jacques on the province's south coast with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Chantel John Conne River. - Contributed

Accused identified as Kirk Keeping, 35, from St. Jacques

Kirk Keeping, 35, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Chantel John of Conne River.

Kirk Keeping
Kirk Keeping

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they arrested Keeping, who hails from nearby St. Jacques, late Thursday.

The accused appeared before a provincial court judge in Grand Falls-Windsor via teleconference. He remains in custody with his next court appearance set for Jan. 30. 

Police say the investigation continues and that more charges are possible.

The RCMP issued a news release Thursday morning stating the Bay D’Espoir detachment received a report of a suspicious death at 9:30 the night before. The major crimes unit was called in, as well as the coroner’s office.

While police did not release the name of the deceased, a post on the Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi council Facebook page identified her as Chantel John.


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