Woman dies at Grand Falls convenience store after being stabbed at home

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After being stabbed in the neck at her Grand Falls home on Monday morning, Mindy Godin ran to a nearby convenience store to get help.

She didn't survive.

Tom Godin confirmed that his sister, who was in her 30s, was the victim in what police called a suspicious death at Leo Depanneur, the store next door to her home.

His sister's two sons were at home when the attack happened and watched the entire thing, said Godin, who would not be interviewed over the phone but answered a few questions on Facebook Messenger.

Death considered 'suspicious'

Police have someone in custody, and he is expected to appear in Edmundston court on Tuesday.

Police said the death occurred just before noon on Tobique Road in the town almost 65 kilometres southeast of Edmundston. There were "multiple" crime scenes.

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"We did arrest one individual and that person is incarcerated right now," said Marco Levesque, the deputy chief of the Grand Falls police.

People working in the area heard sirens around 11:30 a.m. A house and Depanneur Leo were taped off by police.

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Levesque wouldn't provide any further information about what happened or other details, including the victim's relationship with the person who was arrested.

"We're really at the base of the investigation right now," said Levesque.

He said the police force would send out a news release in coming days "to explain the circumstances around the incident."