Côte Saint-Luc couple found dead, carbon monoxide poisoning suspected
The Quebec Coroner’s Office is investigating after an elderly couple was found dead inside a home in Côte Saint-Luc on Wednesday evening.
The bureau confirmed the victims as Roger Banon and Simone Elkeslassy.
“Lovely neighbours, the nicest couple,” said Sarah Raskin, who lives nearby.
“He was full of humour, full of spunk. She was so elegant, she was warm, she was kind.”
Firefighters were called to the home on Cavendish Boulevard, near Fleet Road, just before 9 p.m. after receiving reports of a strong odour that resembled gas.
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The victims were apparently found in a bedroom above the garage, where their car was found still running.
A family member discovered the bodies.
Officials say a possible cause of the deaths could be carbon monoxide poisoning.
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