Montreal

Woman found dead in Montreal long-term care home considered a homicide

A woman found dead at a chronic care institution on Dufresne Street near Frontenac Metro station is being treated by police as the fourth homicide of the year.

Suspect arrested, police working to establish relationship with victim

Police were called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. and found the woman wasn't breathing. (Danny Gosselin/Radio-Canada)

A woman found dead in a long-term care home on Dufresne Street in Montreal, near Frontenac Metro station, is being treated by police as the fourth homicide of the year.

The woman, 60, was found after police received a call alerting them to her condition around 1:30 p.m.

She wasn't breathing. Police tried to revive her, but it was too late.

Police say there is enough evidence to treat the death as a homicide. 

They have arrested one suspect, a 55-year-old man.  

They are now working to establish a relationship between the man and woman.

with files from CBC's Sudha Krishnan

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