Police cordoned off a section of Alice Street Friday morning to investigate a suspicious death. ((CBC))

Ottawa police have released the name of a woman whose body was found outside of a house in Vanier Friday morning.

Jennifer Leigh Stewart, 36, of Ottawa, died as a result of stab wounds, according to an autopsy performed on Saturday, police said.

Police said a passerby discovered Stewart's body outside a house on Alice Street. Paramedics said she was already dead when they arrived at the scene.

Police said it is Ottawa's ninth homicide of 2010.