Man charged with murder after double homicide in rural P.E.I.
Published Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:59AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:49PM EDT
A 46-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after the bodies of a father and his adult son were found at a home in rural Prince Edward Island.
In a news release, RCMP said Alfred Guy Vuozzo, 46, appeared in Georgetown provincial court late Thursday. He was remanded into custody, and is scheduled to make another court appearance next week.
The Mounties said earlier Thursday that a man had been arrested in Montague, P.E.I., in connection with the double homicide investigation.
The bodies of the two men were found at approximately 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, at a house in Kings County, south of Montague.
Police have not identified the victims or revealed how they died, but investigators did say that the man in custody is not related to them.
The house remains cordoned off and police are still on the scene, CTV Atlantic’s Sarah Plowman reported Thursday.
Although the crime scene is in a rural, wooded area where homes are relatively far apart, everyone in the community knows each other, Plowman told CTV News Channel.
Montague Mayor Richard Collins said area residents are “stunned and shocked.”
“People are in disarray…There seems to be no other conversation today except what happened last evening,” he told CTV News Channel.
The homicide is the second tragedy to shake the small community this year. In March, a fatal fire in Charlottetown killed three young people from the area.
With files from The Canadian Press