Quebec murder suspect took own life: report

An autopsy shows suspected serial killer Angelo Colalillo committed suicide, says a Radio-Canada report.

An autopsy shows a suspected Quebec serial killer committed suicide in the days before the start of his trial, says a Radio-Canada report.

Angelo Colalillo died of an overdose of medication, it says. He was suspected in the murders of two girls aged 12 and 14 and a 20-year-old woman between 1993 and 2002, and linked to other sexual assaults.

Colalillo, 41, died Tuesday morning at Santa Cabrini Hospital. He was admitted three days earlier in a coma.

There were no signs of violence to his body, and he was not in contact with any other inmates at the Rivière-des-Prairies detention centre, where he was being held until his trial. It was scheduled to start Tuesday in Montreal.