NEWS
08/19/2014 01:36 EDT | Updated 10/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Man discovered in St-Léonard car was homicide victim

A man in his 20s was discovered dead in a parked car in St-Léonard this morning in what police have confirmed is Montreal's 19th homicide of the year. 

Police were called at around 7:30 a.m. this morning after someone spotted the man's lifeless body in a car parked on Michelet Street south of Jean Talon Street. 

"Traces of violence were visible," said Const. André Leclair.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police initially said they were treating the case as a suspicious death, but confirmed shortly after noon that the major crime squad was treating it as a homicide. 

No details about the victim's injuries or identity have been released. 

The major crime unit remains at the scene and are talking to neighbours. Police said no suspects have been identified. 

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