Nfld. & Labrador

Details emerge of alleged murder-suicide in St-Pierre

Residents on the French islands of St-Pierre-Miquelon are in mourning nearly a week after a man allegedly shot himself and another man in a domestic dispute.
The French Gendarmerie Nationale were called to the Cox's home around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. (SPM 1ere)

Residents on the French islands of St-Pierre-Miquelon are in mourning nearly a week after a man allegedly shot himself and another man in a domestic dispute.

Cedric Yon, 31, had reportedly been in a relationship with Joel Cox's daughter. (Facebook)

The French Gendarmerie Nationale were called to a home on the island off the south coast of Newfoundland around 5:30 a.m Saturday.

Upon arrival, police discovered the bodies of Cedric Yon, 31, and Joel Cox, 50, a well-known member of the community in the Cox's home.

It's believed Yon, who was previously in a relationship with Cox's daughter, shot Cox before turning the gun on himself.

Yon's mother is originally from Newfoundland.