A woman has become Montreal’s first murder victim of the year. His lifeless body with obvious signs of violence was found in a residential building in the Centre-Sud district on Wednesday morning.
Montreal police confirmed this afternoon that they are now investigating a murder. The case was previously treated as a suspected death.
The investigation was handed over to the main criminal police.
In the course of the afternoon, the investigators met an “important witness”. This is a man who is not currently charged.
Authorities said they received an emergency call around 7:20am from someone wanting officers to “check on an individual’s health” at a residential building on Fullum Street between De Rouen and Hochelaga streets.
When patrol officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the lifeless body of the woman, whose age was not given. The police noticed visible signs of violence on the body.
A security perimeter was immediately set up to protect the site.
Investigators and forensic identification technicians went to the crime scene in the morning to examine the crime scene and try to understand what happened.
This is the third woman killed in the province since the beginning of the year.
On January 12, Nadine Flora Alinanyinyi, a 31-year-old immigrant from Cameroon, was murdered at her home in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. She would have been stabbed.
A few days later, the bodies of a man and a woman were found in a house in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The 45-year-old woman was allegedly killed by the man, who then took his own life.