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Karla Homolka found living in the Montreal suburb of Chateauguay

Last Updated Apr 19, 2016 at 6:09 pm EDT

Canadian serial killer Karla Homolka has resurfaced in a suburb of Montreal, CityNews has learned.

Homolka, who was convicted in 1993 to 12 years in prison in the deaths of schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, is living in Chateauguay, Quebec, with her three children.

Breakfast Television Montreal reporter Domenic Fazioli has confirmed that Homolka is living in a home in the city of 45,000 in southwestern Quebec.

Leanne Teale's home in Chateauguay, Quebec. PHOTO: Domenic Fazioli
Leanne Teale’s home in Chateauguay, Quebec. PHOTO: Domenic Fazioli

Homolka is now going under the name of Leanne Teale, Fazioli has confirmed. Two of her children are attending a local public school.


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Homolka lived in Quebec following her 2005 release from prison, where she married Thierry Bordelais and gave birth to a boy. Bordelais is the brother of Homolka’s lawyer during the high-profile murder trial. The pair had two more children together.

According to the Canadian Press, she moved to the Antilles to escape media scrutiny in 2007. In 2012, journalist Paula Todd found Homolka living in Guadeloupe.

Document confirming Karla Homolka's name, Leanne Teale. PHOTO: Domenic Fazioli
Document confirming Karla Homolka’s name, Leanne Teale. PHOTO: Domenic Fazioli

In the first-degree murder trial of Luka Magnotta in 2014, Homolka’s sister revealed that she was back in Quebec.

Homolka and her then-husband Paul Bernardo were arrested in the 1991 and 1992 rape-murders of Mahaffy and French, as well as the rape and death of her sister, Tammy. Homolka told investigators that Bernardo had abused her and testified against him in exchange for a reduced prison sentence. Bernardo was convicted of first-degree murder in the teens’ deaths and received a sentence of life in prison and a dangerous offender designation.