The commander of CFB Trenton, a career officer with 23 years in the military, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two women, including a corporal at Trenton and a Belleville woman who vanished 11 days ago.
Col. Russell Williams, 46, was also charged Monday in connection with sexual assault in two home invasions in the Tweed area, Det. Insp. Chris Nicholas said at a news conference today in Belleville.
The charges came “due to a singularity in those incidents,” Nicholas said. “We linked those crimes to a single suspect.”
Jessica Lloyd, 27, vanished Jan. 28 and police said on Monday that her body had been found. A second woman, Cpl. Marie France Comeau of the 435th squadron, Trenton, was found dead in her home in Brighton on Nov. 25, 2009.
I was just in Trenton yesterday and was talking with my family about Jessica Lloyd, the Trenton woman who disappeared a couple of weeks ago. We figured she probably wouldn't be found alive, but certainly none of us figured that Base Commander was the prime suspect!