Police in LaSalle, Ont. identify body of suspect in Amanda Lyons homicide

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Blair and Amanda Lyons are seen in this photo together from Amanda's Facebook page. Amanda, 34, was found dead in March in her home and Blair was named a suspect.  (Amanda Lyons/Facebook  - image credit)
Blair and Amanda Lyons are seen in this photo together from Amanda's Facebook page. Amanda, 34, was found dead in March in her home and Blair was named a suspect. (Amanda Lyons/Facebook - image credit)

WARNING: This story contains a reference to a possible suicide and intimate partner violence.

Police in LaSalle, Ont. say they have identified the body of the suspect in the homicide of 34-year-old Amanda Lyons that happened in March.

Police previously said investigators believed Blair Lyons, Amanda's husband, died after he jumped from the Ambassador Bridge into the Detroit River.

In a news release Tuesday, police said a boater had located a body in the Detroit River Monday morning between the Ambassador Bridge and Fighting Island.

Police have determined it is the body of Blair Lyons.

On the morning of March 19, police located a vehicle owned by Blair and Amanda Lyons that was abandoned on the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor. Officers then went to the couple's Sugarwood Crescent home to do a wellness check.

Responding officers found the home's front door open and Amanda's body inside.

"Through investigation, detectives identified Amanda's husband, Blair Lyons, as being responsible for her homicide," police said at the time.

Police said families of both Amanda and Blair Lyons have been notified of the discovery, and they are asking the public for privacy at this time.

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