The Ottawa police major crime unit continues to investigate the city's fifth homicide of 2015 after a woman in her 50s died in a stabbing in the Carlington area.
Ottawa police and paramedics responded just after 1 p.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Anna Avenue in near General Avenue for a report of a man in distress.
Police said the first paramedic on scene witnessed the woman being stabbed by a man.
Two neighbours then said they saw the woman lying on the street in a pool of blood with a naked man nearby on the lawn.
Police said the woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and she later succumbed to those injuries.
The suspect, a man in his 40s, was arrested, police said, adding the victim and suspect knew each other.
Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.
This side of the small section of Anne Ave taped off. 3 police in white jumpsuits have at least 7 yellow tags down. pic.twitter.com/0yo27llk1f— @amkfoote