01/19/2016 17:58 EST | Updated 01/19/2017 00:12 EST

Fetus found at Toronto murder-suicide DNA match to Precious Charbonneau: police

TORONTO — Police in Toronto say a fetus found last month is a DNA match to murder-suicide victim Precious Charbonneau.

Police say 43-year-old Robert Giblin stabbed Charbonneau — his new bride — multiple times in their Toronto apartment before throwing her over the balcony to her death on Dec. 20.

The bodies of Giblin — a soldier who served two tours in Afghanistan — and the 33-year-old Charbonneau, who was believed to have been pregnant, were found outside the highrise where they lived together.

Three days later, police were called to the same location and found what appeared to be a fetus, and investigators say the DNA test matching it to Charbonneau came back on Monday.

Giblin and Charbonneau were married in mid-November and a friend of Giblin's described them as being madly in love.

Giblin's obituary said he was a sergeant in the Joint Task Force Central based at the Denison Armoury in Toronto, and also mentioned that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.


The Canadian Press