Advertisement

Arrest made in connection with death of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu woman

The SQ is investigating a homicide in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) has arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the death of a woman in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 40 kilometres south of Montreal.

SQ spokesperson Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said local police were called to a residence on Bouthillier North Street at around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the body of a woman in her 20s.

READ MORE: SQ investigates homicide in Sainte-Julie

“The body showed signs of violence,” Bilodeau said, adding her death has been ruled a homicide.

Police have a suspect in custody. He is expected to meet with investigators sometime Sunday.

WATCH: A look at homicide rates in Montreal and Toronto

Click to play video: 'A look at the homicide rates in Montreal and Toronto' A look at the homicide rates in Montreal and Toronto
A look at the homicide rates in Montreal and Toronto – Jul 23, 2018

“The investigation allowed for the arrest of a man in Sainte-Adèle,” Bilodeau said.

Story continues below advertisement

Sainte-Adèle is roughly 120 kilometres north of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

READ MORE: SQ investigates Saint-Hilaire homicide after body discovered in wooded area

Police won’t comment on any links between the man and the woman.

The SQ has taken charge of the investigation, with assistance from the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police department.

Sponsored content