Husband charged in Melissa Richmond murder case

the Canadian Armed Forces, having joined in 1988. He is a geomantics technician with six tours of duty, including three in Afghani- stan, two in Bosnia, and one in Cyprus. He is employed now at the Integrated Personnel Support Centre in Ottawa and had at one point during his military career received treatment for post-traumatic stress disor- der. Funeral services for Melissa Richmond were held Saturday over the August long weekend. The joint police investigation continues with cooperation from the Armed Forces. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the OPS Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493, the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch toll-free at 1-888-310-1122, or the Crime Stoppers toll free tips line at 1-800-222-8477. ern Ontario regions since their arrival in the country. Police have not placed any formal fraud charges against the two but they are be- ing held in custody under federal immigra- tion and refugee laws pending deportation back to the UK. Meanwhile police are trying to backtrack the activities of the two. Any homeowner or business owner in communities in ei- ther southern or eastern Ontario who may have had dealings with the two are asked to phone Det-Const. Don Davies at the Fron- tenac OPP detachment at 1-613-372-1932, extension 6942, or the CrimeStoppers toll- free line at 1-800-222-8477. than four dozen families that CHEO has identified as at potential risk of exposure while they were at the hospital when the original measles case was brought in for treatment. OPH has done follow-up inqui- ries with those families contacted. “We have a well-immunized population and most people have protection from measles,” stated Dr. Carolyn Pim, OPH asso- ciate medical health officer. At present, the Gatineau case is seen as an isolated incident.


OTTAWA | Police have charged the hus- band of Melissa Kelly Richmond with her murder. Howard Richmond, 50, appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa on Sat- urday, Aug. 3, for reading and entry of the charge. He was scheduled for a second court appearance by videolink on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Richmond was arrested earlier in the week as part of a joint investigation by the OPP and Ottawa Police Services (OPS) into the death of his 28-year-old wife. She was reported missing after she was last seen leaving their home in Winchester late at

night July 24. Both her car and her body were later found in Ottawa’s south end over

the July 28 weekend. Howard Richmond is a warrant officer in

Police seek help tracing paving fraud case

in Canada on July 1. The Frontenac OPP arrested the two July 24 after receiving a call from a homeowner who became suspicious after handing over a $5850 cheque for work the two did on her driveway. The suspects showed up at her home and said they had a load of recycled asphalt recovered from a nearby parking lot demolition and did she want some paving work done on her driveway. They brought over three loads of cold

asphalt, raked and rolled the stuff over her driveway and then presented her with the bill. After handing over the cheque, the woman became suspicious about the situ- ation, called her bank to cancel the cheque, and then phoned police. The OPP picked up one of the two men at the house while the other was found over in nearby Kingston, trying and failing to cash the cheque at a Money Mart outlet. The two men hold United Kingdom pass- ports which show they arrived in Canada July 1. They have a rental van picked up in the Toronto area and police believe they have been operating in the southern and east- OTTAWA | Parents are urged to make sure their children’s immunization records are up to date for measles. At least one case of measles is confirmed across the Ottawa River in Québec’s Gatin- eau region. The source of infection is be- lieved to be a result of travel abroad but Ot- tawa Public Health (OPH) and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) are both advising families in the National Capital Re- gion to be safe rather than sorry. The OPH has already contacted more


Two men from the British Isles are sitting in a holding cell in the Quinte Detention Centre awaiting deportation. Meanwhile the OPP in Frontenac are trying to back- track a driveway paving scam that the two may have been running since they arrived

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