Man arrested after corpse found in Côte-des-Neiges apartment

Man arrested after corpse found in Côte-des-Neiges apartment
Man arrested after corpse found in Côte-des-Neiges apartment

The woman's body was discovered by the building's janitor.

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Published on: April 1, 2018 | Last Updated: April 1, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

A man was arrested on Sunday after Montreal police officers found the body of a woman age about 90 in a state of advanced decomposition in a home in Côte-des-Neiges.

A call was made to 911 at about 4 p.m. concerning a corpse found in a dwelling on Barclay Ave., near Decelles Ave.

According to witnesses interviewed by the police, the woman’s body was discovered by the building’s janitor while he was checking the apartment during maintenance.

The tenant, a 45-year-old man on the scene, was arrested.

Given the state of the body, police could not identify the person or determine the cause of death.  

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