Funeral held for slain Sarnia kindergarten teacher
Noelle Paquette, 27, was murdered some time after attending a New Year's Eve party. Her body was found Jan. 1, 2013.
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:35AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 8, 2013 3:11PM EST
BRIGHTS GROVE, Ont. -- A church in Brights Grove, Ont., was full to overflowing for today's funeral service for Noelle Paquette, a slain kindergarten teacher from Sarnia.
Side rooms at St Michael's Roman Catholic Church were pressed into service with video monitors provided for those unable to find a seat in the sanctuary.
Paquette's body was found last week in a woodlot west of Petrolia -- a day after she went missing after leaving a New Year's Eve party in Sarnia.
Two people charged with first-degree murder -- Tanya Bogdanovich, 31, and Michael MacGregor, 19 -- are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
An autopsy was conducted at University Hospital in London last weekend, but police say they are not commenting on how Paquette died.
Today's service followed a heart-wrenching candlelight vigil that drew more than 1,000 to downtown Sarnia on Monday evening.