Montreal police are investigating what they consider to be a suspicious death after a teenager’s body was found on Nuns’ Island.
Police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard said the body of a 17-year-old boy was discovered around 7:10 a.m. Monday in a park near de Gaspé Street.
A large security perimeter was set up as investigators combed the wooded area for evidence.
“We’re worried,” said Catherine Picard, the mother of two children who attend a nearby school.
“Nuns’ Island is a quiet place, and normally things like that don’t happen. It’s bothering us because the school’s right there and it’s very near the school.”
Police initially suspected the youth’s death was an accident.
However, Picard said the investigation was transferred back from a coroner to Montreal police’s Major Crimes Division later in the day.
Investigators and technicians remain at the scene to analyze the area and determine what happened.
—With files from the Canadian Press