The Suspect In The Murder Of A 61-Year-Old Woman In Montreal Is Her Relative, Police Say

It's Montreal's first homicide of 2023.

Senior Editor
A Montreal police vehicle.

A Montreal police vehicle.

A 28-year-old man is in custody following the murder of a 61-year-old woman in Montreal’s Centre-Sud neighbourhood Wednesday. Police say they’re family members.

The woman’s death represents the city’s first homicide of 2023. Her body was found in an apartment on rue Fullum near the intersection with rue de Rouen in the borough of Ville-Marie Wednesday morning.

Police initially labelled her death suspicious but later determined she had been murdered. Investigators met with an individual an SPVM spokesperson Wednesday called an "important witness" who police later confirmed is the principal suspect.

He is set to appear in court Thursday under charges to be determined by the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils told the media. She added that the 28-year-old had no prior criminal record.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.
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