Police in LaSalle, Ont. identify body of suspect in Amanda Lyons homicide



DISCLAIMER: This story contains reference to possible suicide and intimate partner violence.


Police in LaSalle, Ont. say they have identified the body of the suspect in the March homicide of 34-year-old Amanda Lyons.

Police have previously said investigators believe Blair Lyons, Amanda’s husband, died after jumping off the Ambassador Bridge into the Detroit River.

In a news release Tuesday, police said a boater located a body in the Detroit River between the Ambassador Bridge and Fighting Island.

Police determined it was the body of Blair Lyons.

On the morning of March 19, police located a vehicle belonging to Blair and Amanda Lyons that had been abandoned on the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor. Officers then went to the couple’s Sugarwood Crescent home for a checkup.

Responding officers found the front door to the house open and Amanda’s body inside.

“Through the investigation, detectives have identified Amanda’s husband, Blair Lyons, as responsible for her homicide,” police said at the time.


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