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Body of teenager found on Nuns’ Island ruled a homicide

The body of a 17-year-old boy was discovered early Monday morning on Nuns' Island. TVA

Montreal police say the death of a 17-year-old boy found on Nuns’ Island is being treated as a homicide following an autopsy.

“The victim was attacked on his lower body, probably with an edged weapon,” said police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard.

The teenager’s body was discovered early Monday morning near de Gaspé Street. A large security perimeter was set up as investigators combed the wooded area for evidence.

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While police initially suspected the youth’s death was an accident, the investigation was transferred back from a coroner to Montreal police’s major crimes division on Monday. Police said they were treating it as a suspicious death.

On Tuesday, Picard said the circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear and an investigation is underway to determine what happened.

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Police have not yet identified the victim.

No arrests have been made.

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