A Quebec mom is facing murder charges in France, 17 years after her young son died — in Montreal.
Marie-Christine Bujold, 58, has been charged by French authorities with killing her son Jean-Patrick Géraud, who died in 2002. He was three years old.
According to the Montreal police investigation, Bujold found her son dead in his bed the morning of Nov. 8, 2002, in the neighbourhood of Lachine.
The cause of death wasn’t obvious, according to a coroner’s report obtained by Radio-Canada’s Enquête.
But the boy hadn’t been sick. The coroner’s report says police officers found clues at the scene, including a wet towel beside the boy, that suggested to them he had drowned in the bathtub.
The pathologist who performed the autopsy couldn’t determine a definitive cause of death. The coroner who examined the circumstances said it was “nebulous, at the least.”
Montreal police investigated and closed the file because the cause of death couldn’t be determined.