Cote-des-Neiges man arrested after severely decomposed body found in his apartment

Police have arrested a man in his mid forties after the body of an elderly woman was found severely decomposed inside his apartment on Sunday.

Officers were called to an apartment building on Barclay Ave. near Decelles Ave. in Cote-des-Neiges around 4 p.m.

Witnesses told police a janitor found the body of the woman, estimated to be about 85 years old, when he entered the apartment to do emergency repairs.

The occupant of the unit, a man about 45 years old, was arrested at the scene and is being questioned.

Police are calling this a suspicious death.

Constable Caroline Chevrefils says because of the advanced state of decomposition of the body, police are currently unable to identify the dead woman.