Police investigate death of woman in her 20s in apartment near Montreal

CANDIAC, Que. — The violent crimes unit of the Quebec provincial police is investigating the death of a woman in her 20s in a Montreal suburb.

Sgt. Hélène St-Pierre says local police in the community of Candiac, Que., received a call around noon from someone concerned about the woman’s safety. 

Police went to the woman’s apartment and found her dead.

St-Pierre says the investigation was turned over to the violent crimes unit of the provincial police.

She says it’s too early to say whether the death was a homicide.

Police have set up a command post in the area.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 9, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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