Two People Were Found Dead In Contrecoeur, Marking Quebec's 12th Femicide Of The Year

The Sûrété du Québec (SQ) confirmed that a murder-suicide took place in Contrecoeur after two bodies were discovered on June 9 — marking the 12th femicide in Quebec in 2021.

The bodies were found around 11 a.m. on Wednesday in a single-family home, SQ spokesperson Valérie Beauchamp told MTL Blog. They were reportedly identified as Lisette Corbeil, 56, and David Joly, 49, but police could not confirm the relationship between them.

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Autopsies will be performed this week at the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale in Montreal to determine the cause and the circumstances of the deaths, Beauchamp said.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante tweeted that she is "appalled at this 12th femicide" and SOS violence conjugale, a non-profit working to ensure the safety of victims of intimate partner violence, wrote in an Instagram post, "We're running out of words."

In April, Quebec announced a $223-million plan to fight domestic violence and femicides in Quebec. 

If you are affected by domestic violence, SOS violence conjugale is a provincewide toll-free crisis line available 24/7. You can reach them at 1-800-363-9010 by phone, or via text at 438-601-1211.