Josiane Arguin's boyfriend now charged with her murder

The boyfriend of a woman missing from her Parc Extension home since Sept. 1 has been charged with second degree murder and committing an indignity to a body in connection with her disappearance.

Josiane Arguin was last seen alive on Sept. 1, when she was reported missing.

The Montreal police investigation ramped up yesterday when police set up a command post at her home on D'Anvers. 

Police dug up the backyard, put up black plastic on the windows as they were believed to be looking for DNA evidence and brought in sniffer dogs from the Ontario Provincial Police.

His lawyer Tom Pentefountas said his client is in a state of shock and that it was a difficult time for him and both families.

Pentefountas said his client was a father of three with no criminal past, was working in construction and appeared to be on good terms with Arguin.

The case is back in court in a month.