Shana Carter Found Deceased, Boyfriend Charged With Her Murder

09/27/12, GRIMSBY: 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.

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