Today, the Ottawa Police Major Crime Section charged Ian BUSH, 59 years old of Ottawa with three counts of First Degree Murder in connection to the June 30, 2007 homicides of Alban Garon, Raymonde Garon, and Marie-Claire Beniskos.
The Robbery Unit also laid eleven (11) additional charges for firearms offences against BUSH in relation to the December 18, 2014 home invasion of a 101 year old man on Durham Private.
He is scheduled to appear at show cause court Saturday morning.
The investigation into the December home invasion prompted investigators to consider BUSH as a suspect for the three late June 2007 homicides. Investigators worked to establish evidence, which includes DNA, to warrant the homicide charges.
“Identifying and arresting the person responsible for the 2007 triple homicide has remained a priority for the Ottawa Police,” said Acting Chief Jill Skinner. “I want to thank our Major Crime and Forensic Identification officers. They never gave up and relentlessly pursued this complex file. I also want to acknowledge the recent contribution of the Robbery Unit to this file.”
Police work related to this file continues. As with any major case investigation, Ottawa Police are reviewing unsolved files for any similarities.
Statement from Beniskos, Lurette, Garon and Duran families – February 20, 2015
We are very pleased with the results of the investigation. The three families sincerely thank the Police Service for the tireless teamwork it has demonstrated since 2007.
The friendship that linked Marie-Claire, Raymonde and Alban also unites our families by force of circumstance.
We wish to thank all those who have supported us during this ordeal and who continue to lend us their strength against all that is yet to come.
We now ask media to kindly respect our privacy.