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Warrant issued for suspected arsonist in Montreal gender-confirming clinic fire

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Jayne Ellen Heideck, the suspect in the fire at the Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie, which performs gender-confirming surgery.

Police rule out hate crime, now seek Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, in Canada-wide warrant

Montreal police are looking for a woman suspected of arson at the Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie in Ahuntsic. (Google Maps)

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for an arson suspect in the fire that damaged Montreal's Centre Métropolitain de Chirurgie, which performs gender-confirming surgery.

Montreal police spokesman Const. Manuel Couture said Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, is wanted in connection with the fire, which was set at the Ahunstic clinic in early May.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42. (Facebook)
Couture said investigators have ruled out hate crime as a motive for the fire but offered no further information.

Police investigators asked the Crown to obtain a warrant, which was granted by a judge on Friday, Couture said.