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Family held in canal deaths
by Andrew Chung
Police are investigating the death of three sisters found in their car at the bottom of the Rideau Canal in Kingston three weeks ago as a possible "honour" killing.
Three suspects arrested Wednesday in Montreal on their way to the airport, possibly to flee the country, are believed to the deceased sisters' father, Mohammed Shafi, his wife, and his 18-year-old son, the La Presse newspaper reported.
Kingston police have scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. where Police Chief Stephen Tanner will outline the details of a major change in focus of the investigation. Up to now, police have only gone so far as to call the deaths "suspicious."
The Shafi sisters – Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17 and Geeti, 13 – died along with their aunt, Rona Amir Mohammed, on June 30. The family was returning from a trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto when they stopped for the night at a motel in Kingston.
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