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Montreal police investigating suspicious death of 38-year-old woman

Montreal police are investigating what they're describing as the suspicious death of a 38-year-old woman in the city's Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough. The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on July 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasso. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Montreal police are investigating what they describe as the suspicious death of a 38-year-old woman in the city’s Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.

Police received a 911 call at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday about an incident in a residence and arrived to find the woman lying lifeless on the floor.

Spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils says the woman was declared dead at the scene, and there were marks of violence on her body.

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A man who was present at the scene was taken for questioning but has since been released.

Police said Monday that he remains an important witness in the case.

A security perimeter was erected around the building, and experts were sent to the scene to gather evidence.

An autopsy will be performed to help determine the cause of death.

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— With files from Global News’ Annabelle Olivier

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