Montreal police investigate after two bodies found inside cab in city's east end

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Montreal police are investigating after two bodies were found inside a taxi on Friday in the city's east end.

Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant says a passerby made the discovery at about 5:25 a.m. and called police.

Police said the bodies had apparent stab wounds, but Brabant added it's too early to confirm the circumstances around the event and whether investigators are dealing with a double homicide or a murder-suicide.

Officers have set up a perimeter, and investigators and crime scene technicians were on the scene in the St-Leonard district.

Police have not released the identities of the two people found in the parked vehicle — a 52-year-old man who was in the driver's seat and a 40-year-old woman in the passenger seat.

Uniformed officers are expected to go door-to-door to meet with residents and check for any video evidence.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press