Woman found dead in Valleyfield after man turns himself in to police

UPDATE: On Monday, Nov. 18, the 38-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of the woman's death.

A man is in custody after police found a woman's body in a home in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.

On Saturday afternoon, a 38-year-old man showed up at a Montreal police station and said he had killed his wife.

Montreal police contacted the Sûreté du Québec, and officers were dispatched to a home on Verner Street in Valleyfield, about 65 kilometres from downtown Montreal.

There police found the body of a 48-year-old woman. She was pronounced dead soon afterwards.

No one else was in the home at the time.

Police say the man told them he assaulted his wife, but the circumstances around the woman's death are still unclear.

The man is expected to appear in court Monday.