Provincial police make arrest in death of 80-year-old Quebec woman east of Montreal
Published December 7, 2021 at 11:08 am
MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say a suspect will appear in court today in the killing of an 80-year-old woman last week in a town east of Montreal.
Jeannine Perron-Ruel was found outside her home last Thursday morning in Coaticook, Que., about 165 kilometres east of Montreal.
Police have not released the name of the suspect, a 38-year-old man from Coaticook who was arrested late Monday.
He is expected to be formally charged later today in Sherbrooke, Que.
A police spokeswoman said the victim and suspect knew each other but declined to elaborate further.
Police say Perron-Ruel was found badly injured and was taken to hospital, where her death was pronounced.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 7, 2021.
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