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Police Uncover Human Remains in Malone

Nathalie Fournier Nathalie Fournier
Adam Morris Adam Morris
Courtesy: The Malone Telegram Courtesy: The Malone Telegram
Malone, New York - September 26, 2008

It's a mystery four years in the making; Nathalie Fournier, 28, vanished in October of 2004 after leaving work at a Saint-Mathieu, Quebec, strip club. She was last seen with a trucker, then 26-year-old Adam Morris, of Malone, N.Y.

"He was suspected from the start, but we had no proof of this action. A ton of suspicion doesn't qualify for an ounce of proof," said Lt. Francois Dore, of the Quebec Provincial Police.

No proof until earlier this week, when New York State police arrested Morris, now 30, on unrelated child pornography charges.

While police were questioning Morris, he not only confessed to being with Fournier, he told police exactly where they could find her body-- pointing them to a gravel pit just minutes from his home.

"And there's no reason to believe what he told us is not in fact true," said Maj. Richard Smith, of the N.Y. State Police. "Perhaps he was at a point in his life where he wanted to admit the things he'd been involved with, so it was a good bit of police work."

And Thursday police found pieces of human leg bone in that sand pit.

They're now working to identify the remains as those of Nathalie Fournier.

Neighbors say they're stunned.

Al Miner described Adam Morris as a loner, but a nice kid.

"It's out of character, certainly," said Larry Kelley, another neighbor. "There's no other children around here so he tended to be alone. Cause there's no one else around here."

Police will continue to sift through the sand pit looking for more remains.

They're also investigating the possibility that Morris is connected to other missing person's cases in the region.

At the moment, Morris is only facing the felony child pornography charges and it's unclear whether he'll face prosecution in New York or Quebec if and when he is charged in connection with Fournier's murder.

Keagan Harsha - WCAX News

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