March 18, 2017 12:05 pm
Updated: March 18, 2017 5:52 pm

Body of man discovered in Anjou parking lot

Montreal police are investigating after the body of a man, bearing "signs of violence," was discovered in a parking lot at the corner of M.B. Jodoin Avenue and des Galeries d'Anjou Boulevard Saturday, March 18, 2017.

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The Major Crimes Unit is investigating after the body of a man was discovered in a parking lot near a condominium co-operative in Anjou.

Montreal police (SPVM) spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron said a passerby made the discovery shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the corner of M.B. Jodoin Avenue and des Galeries d’Anjou Boulevard.

“The man noticed a man lying on the ground bleeding so he contacted emergency services,” Bergeron said.

Urgences-Santé attended the scene and pronounced the man dead.

Police have erected a perimeter around the scene.

“The body showed signs of violence,” Bergeron said, adding the death is being treated as a homicide.

The incident is the fifth homicide of 2017 to occur on SPVM territory.

Late Saturday afternoon, Bergeron confirmed the victim was a 47-year-old man who was known to police.

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