Man to face charges after decomposing body found in vacant downtown lot
Police say body of 37-year-old woman appears to have been there several days
Montreal police say a 60-year-old man will appear in court Wednesday to face a criminal charge in connection with the discovery of a decomposing body in a vacant lot near La Fontaine Park.
Police say that after meeting overnight with investigators, the man will be charged with interfering with a dead body.
The body was discovered Monday evening, but police say it was so badly decomposed that it was likely in the lot for days.
A passerby called 911 around 2:15 p.m. Monday to report a body lying in the lot on Beaudry Street, just below Sherbrooke Street East.
Police say the victim is a 37-year-old woman.
Police are calling it a "suspicious death," noting that "elements discovered on the scene" lead them to believe the death might not have been due to natural causes.
An autopsy will be performed.