Woman killed by chainsaw north of Montreal 0
The body of Roselyn Demers (inset) was found lying on the ground in a pool of blood in front of a chalet in Saint-Calixte, an hour north of Montreal. (Claudia Berthiaume and Facebook photo)
SAINT-CALIXTE, Que. -- A Quebec woman met a gruesome end last weekend when she slashed her neck open with a chainsaw.
A passerby found the body of Roselyn Demers on Sunday in front of a chalet in Saint-Calixte, an hour north of Montreal.
It appears Demers had been cutting wood with the electric power tool.
"She was lying on the ground beside the road in a pool of blood," the man who found Demers' body told QMI Agency. "The chainsaw was still plugged in next to her."
Provincial police have ruled out foul play but they say suicide is a possibility.
Demers, a psychologist in her 50s, had been on sick leave. While her children say Demers struggled with alcoholism, they don't believe she killed herself.
"She had a bad run, but she had been doing well for awhile," said daughter Eliane Girard-Demers.
"We spoke two or three times a week and she seemed in good spirits."
-- With files from Sarah Belisle