Ottawa man arrested in shooting death of Christine MacNeil in Gatineau
25-year-old Ottawa woman shot dead at Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Gatineau 4 months ago
The father of an Ottawa woman shot dead at a Gatineau hotel four months ago said "it feels good" to see progress after a man was arrested in the case on Wednesday.
Christine MacNeil, 25, was killed at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Rue Laurier on the night of Oct. 19, 2015.
"I've been waiting a long time to hear something," her father John MacNeil told CBC News. "It's really been kind of like limbo."
A 53-year-old man will be questioned Wednesday evening, Gatineau police said in a news release. His name has not yet been released and no charges have been laid.
MacNeil said he is still in the dark about who the suspect is, and what charge, if any, he might face. But he said he would be in court every day to follow the case if charges are laid.
'Haven't had any closure'
"I don't know that the guy that they arrested is the actual killer," he said. "I still haven't had any closure."
He had previously described his daughter as a "happy-go-lucky young lady" who worked at a salon in Ottawa.
Earlier this month, Gatineau police released a computer-generated sketch of a person of interest in the case.
Gatineau police said Wednesday they also led searches at three Ottawa addresses as part of the case, on Mountshannon Drive, Woodroffe Avenue and Field Street.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Gatineau police at 819 243-4636, ext. 1.