27 Murder in Montreal A body found in a garbage

Another body found in a garbage can in Montreal

The body of a man was found in a garbage can in an affluent Montreal neighborhood on Friday night, a macabre discovery that has sparked concern among residents of this generally quiet area.

Police visited an apartment building on Avenue des Pins in the Golden Square Mile neighborhood around 7:20 p.m. Friday night after receiving a call about bloodstains seen outside and inside the building.

While searching the area at the foot of Mount Royal, officers from the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) discovered the body of a man in a garbage can near a supermarket on Avenue du Docteur-Penfield, located 280 m from the offending one building removed.

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The body of the man, whose age and identity are still unknown, bore marks of violence, the SPVM said.

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No suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.

Police had to go door to door trying to locate surveillance cameras to shed light on this sad discovery.

A strange situation

It’s hard for local residents to imagine how a body could have been moved from one street to another without anyone seeing it.

From his balcony overlooking Doctor-Penfield Avenue, near where the body was found, a student saw police at work around 10 p.m. Friday.

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“It was scary at the time, but I never had any problems after that. There is nothing to worry about, but you still have to be a little more careful, ”said the young man, who has lived in this building for four years and preferred not to identify himself.

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This is the first time he has witnessed such an event in the neighborhood.

For his part, a man who has lived on the same street for almost six months is concerned about the situation.

Not reassuring

“It makes no sense,” he testified, saying he was concerned about the many tragedies reported in Montreal in recent weeks.

“It’s not reassuring,” continued a young woman who had just seen the media news.

This is the second body hidden in Montreal garbage in two months. In August, the body of Richard Lizotte was found by rubbish collectors in a recycling bin 300 meters from his home in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district.

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It is the 27th murder committed in metropolitan Quebec since early 2022.

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