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Police News Conference

Reporter Norma Jean MacPhee

As you've been hearing in the news Cape Breton Regional Police have arrested and charged Thomas Barrett in the murders of two young women.

Laura Jessome and Brett McKinnon. They were both 21 when they died.

Jessome's body was found in a hockey bag in the Mira River last May.

Brett McKinnon went missing in 2006 and her remains were found 2 years later.

After a six year investigation police are satisfied they have the killer.

Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter MacIsaac held a press conference this morning, he along with Deputy Commissioner Scott Todd of Ontario Provincial Police spoke to reporters.

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