Montreal police make arrest in slaying of woman discovered in north-end apartment

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Montreal police say a 36-year-old man is to face charges in connection with the death of a woman found inside an apartment on Friday.

They say a suspect, not previously known to police, was being met by major crimes investigators after being arrested Friday night.

Const. Caroline Chèvrefils says the suspect is believed to be the victim's ex-spouse and is set to appear at the Montreal courthouse today.

The victim, a 42-year-old woman, was discovered in an apartment in the Montreal North borough and was later declared by police to be the 24th homicide on Montreal police territory this year.

Chèvrefils says it will be up to the Crown to determine the charges.

An autopsy will be conducted in the coming days.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 17, 2022.

The Canadian Press