Montreal police investigate suspicious death of man found in alley

Montreal police are investigating the suspicious death of a man in his 30s in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

The victim was found in an alley by a passerby at about 5 a.m. Sunday.

A police spokesman says emergency responders tried to revive the man but his death was declared on site.

Jean-Pierre Brabant says there were "marks of violence" on the body, which led police to deem the death suspicious.

A large security perimeter was erected around the scene, which is near Mont-Royal and Parc avenues.

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward and are also seeking security camera footage from the area.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2024.

The Canadian Press