Second man charged after woman's body found in hockey bag
Laura Jessome's remains were found in a hockey bag, floating on the Mira River near Marion Bridge on May 25, 2012.
SYDNEY, N.S. -- Police in Nova Scotia have charged a second man in connection with the homicide of a young woman whose remains were found in a hockey bag in May.
Police say 37-year-old Brian Augustine Deruelle was arrested today at his residence in Glace Bay and charged with accessory after the fact to murder in the death of 21-year-old Laura Catherine Jessome.
On Saturday, police laid the same charge on 49-year-old Robert Edwin Matheson, also from Glace Bay.
Both men have been remanded and will appear in Sydney provincial court on Monday.
A hockey bag containing the remains of Jessome was discovered floating along the Mira River near Marion Bridge, N.S., on May 25.
Police say Jessome was last seen on May 2 in the New Aberdeen area of Glace Bay.
Jessome's case has also been added to the province's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program, which offers up to $150,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.