Boyfriend faces murder charge in case of Whitby mother found dead last year

Durham region police car

It was last May that Durham Regional Police asked for your help to find a missing woman from Whitby.

Nobody had seen or heard from 46-year old Melanie Vachon in almost 3 weeks.

Her family was worried about her safety and they were right to be.

Vachon's body was found about a week later.

Word from authorities on Thursday is that they believe her death is a homicide, and that officers have finally made an arrest.

Investigators believe Vachon's killer is her boyfriend.

44-year old Jeffrey Weldon was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder and interference with a dead body.

Const. George Tudos says details surrounding how Vachon died will be kept secret until the trial.

Her body was found along a waterfront path in Whitby.

Weldon appeared before a judge on Thursday morning.