A 71-year-old Quebec man's death believed to be a homicide, younger man arrested

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Quebec Provincial Police officers are teaming up with investigators northwest of Montreal to investigate the death of a 71-year-old man they're describing as suspicious.

Police were called to a home in St-Eustache, Que., around 4 a.m. this morning and found the man badly injured inside.

The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say a man, 45, was also found at the home and was taken for questioning.

Surete du Quebec spokeswoman Sgt. Helene Saint-Pierre says physical marks on the victim's body led investigators to treat the death as a possible homicide.

Police didn't confirm whether the two men knew each other.

Police released the name of the victim as Gerald Foucher.

-- This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Sept. 12, 2021.

-- With reporting from CTV News Montreal.

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