Montreal police investigating 5th homicide of 2018 after body found in LaSalle

Montreal police say there were signs of violence on the body of a 44-year-old man found in a commercial garage on Newman Boulevard in LaSalle Tuesday morning.

Police say there were signs of violence on body of 44-year-old man found in commercial garage on Newman Blvd.

Police have ruled that the death was suspicious and are investigating it as a homicide. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

Montreal police are investigating after the body of a 44-year-old man was found in a commercial garage on Newman Boulevard in LaSalle Tuesday.

Police say there were signs of violence on the body, and they are treating it as a homicide — the fifth on the island so far this year.

The victim was known to police, but so far investigators have no suspects or witnesses.

The major crimes unit and crime scene investigators are on the scene.