Charges laid in murder investigation


2022-03-09 15:09 PST

File # 2020-36242

Following a 2-year long investigation into the disappearance of 33-year-old Sidney Mantee, charges have been approved against 26-year-old Paris Laroche.

On March 9, 2022, the BC Prosecution Service approved charges of First degree murder and Indignity to Human Remains, both in relation to the murder and disappearance of Mantee.

Laroche was arrested on Wednesday March 9, 2022 and remains in police custody. She will appear later today in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

The investigation required significant time and police resources. In the weeks and months following Mantee’s disappearance, investigators exhaustively searched several locations, and followed up on dozens of tips in order to gather evidence related to the homicide.

At this time, investigators are asking that the families involved be afforded privacy. Also, given that this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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