Newspaper report links former Domtar employee to infamous Ottawa homicide

Newspaper report links former Domtar employee to infamous Ottawa homicide
A grainy security camera image of a man sought by police in association with a case involving an attempted murder in Ottawa.

CORNWALL, Ontario – A man who used to work in Cornwall and has family connections to the Seaway City is being linked to an infamous Ottawa triple-homicide, according to a newspaper in the nation’s capital.

The Ottawa Citizen is reporting Ian Bush is linked to the deaths of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos, who were found dead eight years ago in the Garons’ home.

The newspaper further asserts police are expected to arrest Ian Bush in connection with the unsolved case on Friday, after a court orders his return to the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre from the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. The Citizen is also reporting police are looking at other cold cases.

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Bush, 59, who worked at Domtar in Cornwall in the late 1970s and 1980s has been undergoing a psychiatric assessment at the mental health facility since Dec. 20, when his family turned him in to face charges that he tried to kill Second World War veteran Ernest Côté in an attack that shocked the country.

In that case Bush was arrested by Ottawa police and faces six charges related to the robbery of Côté, a retired colonel and Second World War veteran.

Bush is self-employed as a human resources consultant but spent time in the 1970s and 1980s at Domtar in Cornwall.

Those who worked with him, who did not wish to be named, indicated Bush is not Cornwall native but has relatives from here.

His LinkedIn profile suggests he spent 11 years as a senior labour relations officer at the mill in Cornwall that employed hundreds of people before closing nearly 10 years ago.

None of the charges against Bush in the Cote matter have been proven in court.

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