UPDATE: 09/27/12 Grimsby: Shana Carter found deceased, Boyfriend Charged:

The boyfriend of a woman whose remains were found near Parry Sound last week has been charged with killing her.

Christopher Lee Sharples, 35, was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the disappearance and murder of Shana Carter and has been charged with first-degree murder.

Sharples and Carter lived together in a home on Arrowhead Lane in east Grimsby along with Carter’s infant son.

Carter was reported missing to Peel Regional police by her sister on Dec. 11, 2010; she was 25 at the time.

CHCH-TV was reporting that Sharples has said previously that the last time he saw his companion was the night of Dec. 4, 2010 when she went outside at about 10:30 p.m. to have a cigarette.

Carter’s remains were found last Friday in a wooded area in Blair Township, off Highway 522 and just south of Grundy Lake. The remains were positively identified on Wednesday by the Ontario Coroner’s office.

Sharples is scheduled to appear in court Friday in St. Catharines.

Major crime took over the disappearance of Carter a year ago.

In June, Niagara police offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Carter’s disappearance.

Last month, police divers searched waterways, pools and ponds within a two-kilometre radius of her home. And this month, they seized the couple’s home to conduct a search.

The Niagara police major crime unit is still investigating and is looking to talk to the person who did renovations at the couple’s home at 4 Arrowhead Lane during the week of Dec. 6, 2010. The home is just off Main Street East.

That person is asked to call Detective Sergeant Paul Thibert at 905-688-4111, ext. 4251, or Detective Sergeant Dave Masotti at ext. 4302. The major crime unit general extension is 4200.


8/3/2012 UpdateGRIMSBY – The search for missing Grimsby resident Shana Carter entered a new phase earlier this week, as divers from the Niagara Regional Police embarked on what is expected to be a weeks-long search of waterways, ponds and pools with a two kilometre radius of the Grimsby woman’s home.

Carter was last seen on Dec. 4, 2010 in Grimsby, as she was leaving her Arrowhead Lane home at 10:30 p.m. Carter, who was 25 at the time of her disappearance, was not as reported missing until 10 days after she was last seen.

Family and friends had exhausted any leads they might have had. Police regard Carter’s disappearance as highly suspicious, and believe the woman met with foul play. Carter left behind a four-year-old son.

On Monday, a police diver searched a large pond near King and Durham on the eastern edge of town. The police diver had to take special precautions while working in the pond, to avoid E. Coli contamination.

Det. Sgt. Paul Thibert of the major crime unit confirmed the officers were looking for Carter’s remains, or clues to her disappearance.

“They just started. They’re basically looking in any fairly large irrigation ponds in a two kilometre radius of where she was last seen,” he said. Thibert would not say whether police had received a specific lead that prompted the search of local waterways.

“I can’t answer that. I can’t say what information we’ve got or haven’t got,” he said. Thibert said the pond was the first of “six or seven” that police intended to search. “Some of the others have some significant weed growth, and there’s still some things to do to see how safe they are, but definitely, from now through the Fall we’ll be covering off those. There are six or seven waterways we want to check,” he said.

Earlier this summer, the NRP offered a $25,000 rewards for information leading to the conviction or arrest of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Shana Carter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Sgt. Paul Thibert or Det. Sgt. Dave Masotti of the NRP major crime unit at 905-688-4111, ext. 4200.

Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), sending a secure web message by going online to www.crimestoppersofniagara.com or through mobile texting by sending a message to CRIMES (274637) with the text reading; NIAGARA and then the message.

SOURCE: http://www.bulletnewsniagara.ca/2012/08/03/update-police-divers-search-ponds-pools-for-missing-grimsby-woman-shana-carter/