Montreal police now say woman found in apartment killed, no arrests

Montreal police say an autopsy will be carried out to determine the woman's cause of death. Global News

Montreal police are investigating after a 42-year-old woman was found dead Friday morning, marking the city’s 24th homicide of the year.

Calls were placed to 911 around 9:30 a.m. about the discovery in an apartment building on Lacordaire Boulevard in Montreal North, according to police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

A person had gone to check in on the woman after not hearing from her and that is when her body was discovered. Police confirmed her death at the scene.

Her death was first ruled suspicious, but confirmed as a homicide in the afternoon. Brabant said the woman’s body had marks of violence, but did not provide more details. An autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.

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No arrests have been made in her killing.

Police officers are speaking to neighbours and going door to door in the area as part of the investigation. Crime scene technicians were also called to the scene in the afternoon.

“They will try to gather more information to understand the circumstances surrounding that suspicious death,” Brabant said.

A safety perimetre was set up in the area.

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