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Aylmer victim Travis Votour was ‘full of life,’ aunt says

Homicide victims Amanda Trottier and Travis Votour are seen in this Facebook photo.

Homicide victims Amanda Trottier and Travis Votour are seen in this Facebook photo.

The aunt of an Aylmer man says she is in shock after learning her young nephew and his girlfriend were found dead inside their home Monday afternoon.

Cindy Votour says she is still coming to grips with the loss of Travis Votour, whose body, along with that of his girlfriend Amanda Trottier, was found inside their home at 158 Terrasse Eardley in Aylmer shortly before 1 p.m. Monday. Votour said her nephew loved life and had a good sense of humour.

“Travis was a free-loving spirit and was full of life and was always joking around,” Cindy Votour told Metro Tuesday morning.

“His death has me in shock.”

Police responded to the grisly double homicide around 12:50 p.m. after Trottier’s mother Victoria Lebrasseur discovered the two bodies. She has been posting heartbreaking messages on Facebook as she tries to cope with the loss of her daughter.

“Please give us justice please god find these monsters to bring justice for Amanda and Travis,” she wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday morning.

“I talked to my baby every day. Now they took that away me. So many pieces of my heart destroyed. I love you so much Amanda mom thinks she is having the worst nightmare in history.”

The posts followed earlier heart-wrenching messages from the grief-stricken mother, who said the scene was “full of blood” after discovering the bodies.

Police remain tight-lipped about the case, but autopsies are scheduled early this week to determine how the pair, both in their twenties, died. Police also found Trottier’s three-year-old daughter inside the home, safe and unharmed. She is now under family care.

Neighbours told Metro the couple had kept mostly to themselves since renting the home in the quiet neighbourhood in August.

Anyone with any information on the two deaths can contact investigators at 819-243-2346, ext. 6677. Information will be treated as confidential and can be submitted anonymously.

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