Body pulled from river in Varennes
Updated: Sat Mar. 20 2010 4:43:49 PM
A body was pulled from the St. Lawrence River in Varennes, on the south shore of Montreal, Saturday afternoon.
A man spotted the body from his boat and called police at 2:30 p.m. The body, which is in a severe state of decomposition, was pulled on to Bissonnette Rd, said Surete du Quebec Sgt. Claude Denis.
Denis said it appeared the corpse had been in the water for some time. Officers were unsure if it was a man or a woman, and whether there were marks of violence on the body. A station has been set up at the site to examine the corpse.