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The nursing home death of Doreen Flann, 82, is Ottawa's 11th murder of 2011. (CBC)

Ottawa police are investigating the murder of an 82-year-old woman at a seniors home in suburban Barrhaven.

Police said they have an 82-year-old man in custody. They identified the victim as Doreen Flann, 82.

Police said they responded to a 911 call from staff at the Longfields Manor Retirement Home, 330 Beatrice Drive, Monday morning. Officers found two elderly people injured, one of them critically wounded. A man, 82, was taken to hospital and was later said to be held in custody.

Police aren't commenting on reports the victim died as a result of stab wounds but the investigation continues into Ottawa's 11th homicide of 2011.