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Suspect in Samantha Higgins dismemberment in Quebec set to be charged today

07/14/2015 07:19 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 05:59 EDT
A 22-year-old man accused in connection with the slaying and dismemberment of Samantha Higgins, a young mother of two from the Montreal borough of LaSalle, is expected to be formally charged today, according to provincial police.

Investigators and prosecutors are meeting Tuesday to determine when and where the suspect will appear in court.

Higgins's remains were found under a bridge an hour and a half from her home last Thursday, a few days after she was reported missing.

Higgins, also 22, had left a friend's home on foot in the early hours of July 7 in LaSalle.

The walk home should have only taken her about 10 minutes, but she never made it.

The suspect will be charged in the jurisdiction where the crime occurred.

He remains in custody.

"After he was arrested, he was questioned and for now, he is still with the investigator," said police spokeswoman Mélanie Dumaresq.

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