Gatineau police are transferring the investigation of the city’s first homicides of the year because of possible connections to organized crime.

The bodies of Amanda Trottier and Travis Votour, both age 23, were found in their Aylmer home by family on Jan. 6.

Tuesday, Gatineau police said they’ve been handing over the case to the Sûreté du Quebec for a few days, following policy when there are possible links to organized crime.

Gatineau police will continue to assist their provincial colleagues, they said in a news release.

No further details were given and police have not publicly identified any suspects.

Gatineau police had said Votour had been arrested several times before, most recently in 2013 for drug possession and assaulting a police officer.