Canadian AF Colonel charged with 2 counts of murder

A Canadian military commander has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two eastern Ontario women.
Russell Williams, 46, of Tweed, 8 Wing Commander of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, was arrested Sunday in Ottawa, Ontario Provincial Police Det. Insp. Chris Nicholas said at a news conference Monday.
He has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Jessica Lloyd, whose body was found Monday off Cary Road in the Municipality of Tweed. Lloyd had been missing since Jan. 28 from her home outside Tweed, about 30 kilometres north of Belleville.
Williams has also been charged in the death of Marie Francis Comeau, of Brighton, Ont., who was slain on Nov. 25, 2009. Comeau had been a corporal with the 437 squadron at CFB Trenton.
In addition, Williams was charged in two home invasions in the Tweed area where two women were sexually assaulted, police said.
Nicholas said Williams was brought to the attention of police based on evidence gathered during a roadside canvass on Highway 37 on the night of Feb. 4.
Police would not comment on any possible linkages among the cases other than the fact that they took place within the same geographic area. They said they were looking at where Williams has been for the past several years and were continuing their investigation.
Lloyd was last heard from on the night of Jan. 28, when she sent a text message to a family friend. She did not report for work in Napanee the next morning.
Her disappearance prompted a massive air and ground search by police, the military and more than 100 volunteers. It was called off by police after two days.

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Bizzare almost beyond belief 8O
Agreed. Papers like the Globe and Mail have been running the story as well and most of the comments from his staff and those that have worked with him have expressed utter shock. Not to say he didn't do it, but it's incredibly bizzare!

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