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Martin C. Barry

The Sûreté du Québec, which is investigating the death of a woman found in the parking lot of a Chomedey condo building last Sunday morning, ruled on Monday that it was a homicide.

Quebec’s Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) said on Sunday that it was launching an investigation into the death of the woman. In news reports on Monday, the 32-year old woman, was identified as Marly Edouard, a musical performance management agent who came to Canada from Haiti in 2016.

She was found not long after daybreak Sunday outside a condo complex on des Châteaux St. near Daniel Johnson Blvd. The body bore marks of violence, according to an LPD spokesperson.

Police investigators and officers with the Crimes Against the Person Division, the Forensic Identification Service, as well as dogs from the canine unit, were on the scene trying to determine a cause of death.

In a statement issued Sunday evening, the BEI (which investigates suspicious deaths involving the police) said the woman had filed a complaint with the police a few days earlier about receiving death threats. Officers went to the woman’s home to meet her, then left, according to the BEI.

The BEI is currently seeking useful information from witnesses who can contact the agency at this web address: http://www.bei.gouv.qc.ca/.

Man charged with assault after incident at Notre Dame Blvd. home

The Laval Police say a man in his 30s is facing a number of assault-related charges following a violent incident on Feb. 15 at a home on Notre Dame Blvd. in Chomedey, which left a 20-year-old male victim with bruises and lacerations.

Several Laval Police Department cruisers as well as an Urgences-Santé ambulance were summoned to the home near the corner of Dover Ave. after someone called 9-1-1 around 1:30 pm to report serious trouble at the address.

According to LPD community relations officer Érika Landry, the victim was visiting someone at the home when an altercation broke out. The investigators have determined that the victim suffered bruises to the face as well as wounds to the body from an unspecified weapon.

Although the victim was taken to hospital by Urgences-Santé, Landry said he was released later the same day. She said the LPD closed off a one-block area of Notre Dame Blvd. in order to establish a security perimeter while providing assistance to the victim and taking the suspect into custody.

Landry said that after being taken in for processing, the suspect was released with conditions and he now awaits a court date on charges of simple and armed assault.

LPD seeks sexual assault suspect who skipped out on rehab

The Laval Police are seeking the public’s help to find a 29-year-old man who is wanted for breaking bail conditions related to charges of sexual assault and death threats last summer.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Kevin Scott last Oct. 19. According to the LPD, Scott was ordered to live at a substance abuse rehabilitation centre while waiting trial, but failed to do so.

Police authorities believe that Scott is still somewhere in the region of Laval or else in Saint Jérôme north of here. Anyone who thinks they have information on his whereabouts is asked to call the LPD’s confidential Info-Line at 450 662-INFO (4636), or 9-1-1. The file code number is LVL 201 002 023.

LPD seeking Duvernay arson suspect

The LPD is seeking a suspect who is wanted for questioning with regards to an arson incident which took place at a private residence on Rang du Haut-Saint-François in Laval’s Duvernay neighbourhood.

On Feb. 11, according to the LPD, the suspect turned up at the house. He broke a basement window and threw in an inflammable object. Images captured by a security camera show the suspect leaving through a field behind the home, which is also how he arrived.

Anyone who thinks they have information on this individual or who thinks they can help shed more light on this incident can call the Info-Line at 450 662 INFO (4636) or 9-1-1. The file number is LVL 210211 021.

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