UPDATED – Montreal killing: Sivret has violent past, but does it involve an unsolved murder?


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Jason Derrald Sivret
Montreal Police

A few nights ago an apparently random attack in downtown Montreal cost a 67-year-old woman her life. Yuk Ngor Tam was carrying groceries along Ste. Catherine Street when she was brutally accosted by what witnesses deemed a random act of violence.

Police now have a suspect in custody. Jason Derrald Sivret, a 38-year old man has been charged with murder and two counts of assault in the wake of the killing. Montreal’s 16th homicide of the year. Evidently Sivret had been turfed out of a nearby bar for being too aggressive and decided to take out whatever frustrations he had on Ms. Tam, resulting in her death.

Now I’m no detective, even if I do like the occasional episode of The First 48

But this is not the first time Sivret has acting violently, he was jailed for six months in 2008 after he assaulted a 60-year-old Fredericton man. Interesting approach to frustration management; thump the bejesus out of an older person. Doing just a little research on this guy I came across the following on the RCMP list of unsolved crimes:

SivretSivret, Jeanne : Murder – File : 1986-184

On May 11, 1986, Mrs. Jeanne Sivret left her residence to take a walk after a dispute with her husband, Ernest Sivret. Mrs. Sivret was last seen by witnesses at 11:30 p.m. the same day. She never returned home. The next day she was reported missing by her husband before he went to work. The body of Mrs. Sivret was found late that evening by a search team. The investigation revealed Mrs. Sivret was the victim of a brutal murder.

Anyone with any information on the murder of Jeanne Sivret is asked to contact the RCMP Major Crime Unit in Bathurst at 506-548-7774 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

In 1986 Jason Derrald Sivret, now 38 would have been 11 years old. Was this his mother? Did her violent end influence the boy? Was he involved? 

Now I’m no detective, even if I do like the occasional episode of The First 48, but it seems to me that the name “Sivret” isn’t exactly “Jones” or “Tremblay”. The fact that Jason Derrald Sivret has already displayed his violent nature in Fredericton, New Brunswick when coupled with the “brutal murder” of Jeanne Sivret in that province one might be excused for wondering if there is a connection. In 1986 Jason Derrald Sivret, now 38 would have been 11 years old. Was this his mother? Did her violent end influence the boy? Was he involved?

On the CBC page carrying the news of the attack a debate has been going on about the issue of mental illness and violent crime.

I hope he gets the help he needs, I just hope he gets it after being removed from society.

 

UPDATE FEBRUARY 3, 2015:

Sivret_Obit

Me DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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10 thoughts on “UPDATED – Montreal killing: Sivret has violent past, but does it involve an unsolved murder?

  1. That woman isn’t Jason’s mother, i know the family fairly well although lost touch with him about 10 or 15 years ago.

  2. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this information together.
    I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  3. I am his mother and when he was eleven years young he did not kill me. In my opinion, whoever thought that up must have wanted Jason to be made a example of. Well you now have your wish because he is dead.

    • My condolences on your loss. I can assure you those who wondered about the name and province coincidence in no way wanted to make an example of Jason, let alone see him dead. As you can see by previous comments the question was answered.

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