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.

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“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.

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

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

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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.

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