Montreal woman’s death marks city’s first homicide of 2023, police say

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Laura Casella has the Global News Morning headlines for Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Montreal police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year after a woman was found dead Wednesday inside an apartment in the Ville-Marie borough.

Authorities received a 911 call around 7:20 a.m. requesting a wellness check on a person at the building located on Fullum Street near de Rouen Street.

“Sadly the death of the person was pronounced on the scene,” police said.

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The woman’s body showed signs of violence, according to police. No other information about her identity was provided in an update given in the afternoon.

Investigators are meeting with a man who police consider to be an important witness in the case.

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“The investigation has been transferred to the major crimes squad,” police said.

A safety perimetre has been set up at the scene.

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