Police make arrest in suspected homicide of woman, child in eastern Quebec
Two bodies were found in a stolen vehicle, Monday, June 9, 2014, in the Matapedia Valley, near Routhierville in the Bas-Saint-Laurent. (MARIE-CLAUDE HAMEL / QMI AGENCY)
ROUTHIERVILLE, Que. - Quebec provincial police say they have made an arrest after the bodies of a woman and a child were discovered in a stolen car.
Officers found the bodies of a woman, and a child under 10 years old, in a car near Routhierville, Que. around 7 p.m. Monday.
"A suspect was arrested early (Tuesday) afternoon," provincial police posted on Twitter. "He will be met by investigators shortly."
Police are calling the deaths a double homicide.
They say the car had been stolen in the Montreal suburb of Laval, Que.
Both bodies were sent to a forensic laboratory for autopsy, said police.
A mobile command post was set up and a police helicopter was dispatched to the scene.
Dog handlers were also called in to aid the search.
Routhierville is about 680 km northeast of Montreal.