Wisconsin woman returns to Fort Wayne for murder charges

A woman accused of killing a teen nearly 18 years ago returns to Fort Wayne to face a murder charge.

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 12:08 AM
Updated: Apr 1, 2020 10:32 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Holly Boisvert, 33,  is back in Fort Wayne. It's a day Stacy DeGrandchamp’s family was never sure they'd see.

"We've been waiting for this day to come for so long. I see now that it's finally happened, we definitely have emotional moments for sure even throughout the day. Right now it's still sort of a shocking period for us," Jamie McMillen said.

Boisvert is accused of stabbing DeGrandchamp during an argument in 2002 when they were both teens.

Except the Fort Wayne Police Department never found the knife, and the case grew cold.

That is until last week when police arrested Boisvert in Wisconsin.

Detective Brian Martin has spent the last year making this moment happen for Stacy's family.

"I was able to contact everybody that I reached out to. I was able to get a good phone number for two of the witnesses, within a matter of days came in and gave interviews," Martin explained.

It wasn't until speaking with Boisvert, that Martin said he had the key piece of evidence needed to make an arrest.

"I was able to reinterview Holly Boisvert several months ago. During that interview is when she provided a knife and said she believed that's the knife she had back then. That was an interesting piece of information that came forward."

Now Boisvert is back in Fort Wayne to face a murder charge.

"Stacy is such a valuable person in our lives. She's got a large family that misses her dearly. We have this huge void in our lives and we just want justice now," McMillen said.

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