Woman charged with manslaughter in connection with death of Erika Ann Vautour

Saint-Ignace, New Brunswick – A 29-year-old woman from Elsipogtog, N.B., has been charged with in connection with the death of 39-year-old Erika Ann Vautour of Saint-Ignace, N.B.

On March 8, 2020 shortly after 6:30 a.m., members of the Richibucto RCMP responded to a home on Saint-Ignace Road for a report of a woman who was found unresponsive. A 39-year-old woman from Saint-Ignace was transported to hospital where she later died. It was determined that the woman was a victim of a homicide. She was later identified as Erika Ann Vautour.

(File Photo) Manslaughter

As a result of the ongoing investigation by the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit, a 29-year-old woman was arrested at a home on Levi Street in Elsipogtog on December 18.

On December 19, 2020, Kelsey Marie Dawn Clair appeared in Miramichi Provincial Court by way of tele-remand and was charged with manslaughter while using a firearm. She was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court by way of videoconference on December 22, at 1:30 p.m, for a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing.

New Brunswick RCMP

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