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Ottawa couple found dead, adult son facing first-degree murder charges

Ottawa police have identified the victims as former Ottawa Citizen reporter Dave Rogers and his wife, Merrill Rogers.

Ottawa police are investigating a double murder.

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Ottawa police are investigating a double murder.

A former Ottawa Citizen reporter and his wife were found dead at their
Carleton Heights home Monday night, and their son has now been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Cameron Rogers, 22, appeared in a Montreal courtroom Tuesday morning. He will later be returned to Ottawa.

Ottawa police say they received information from Montreal police that prompted them to check a home on Appledoorn Ave. near Meadowlands Drive.

There officers found the bodies of Dave Rogers, 69, and Merrill Rogers, 63. The Ottawa Citizen says Dave Rogers was a reporter with the newspaper from the early 1970s until 2010.

Both the Ottawa Citizen and CBC are reporting Cameron Rogers is the couple's son.

The deaths are Ottawa's 18th and 19th murders this year.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact them.

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