SAINTE-AGATHE-DES-MONTHS – The Sûreté du Québec is investigating after a woman was found unconscious in an apartment in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, a small town in the Laurentides just one hour away from Montreal.
She was discovered early Saturday morning around 9 a.m. in a triplex at the corner of Saint-Bruno street and Saint-Paul street East.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene where it was discovered the woman had no vital signs.
She was not transported to hospital until 4 p.m.
According to the SQ, officers do not have the power to declare a person dead and must wait for a doctor to do so unless the death is obvious.
The woman was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. by a coroner.
A man in the apartment was reportedly also taken to hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The SQ confirmed it does have a suspect is in custody.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday.