Fidèle Deshaies worked for the ministère de la Justice for a period of 20 years. He was clerk of the court and justice of peace at the Superior Court in the district of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. He was known as a quiet and routine individual. It was during the night of May 19 to 20, 1970, that his ex-spouse reported his disappearance.
Mr. Deshaies' body was discovered on April 27, 1971 on the land of a maple grove in Coteau-du-Lac a few kilometers from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. On Sunday, May 17, 1970, he had asked a friend to accompany him to visit his son. That was the last time he was seen alive.
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