07/06/2015 06:40 EDT | Updated 07/06/2016 05:59 EDT

Anjou man and baby boy dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Montreal police major crimes unit is investigating the death of a 39-year-old man and a 10-month-old baby boy in the city's Anjou borough.

Police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux says officers were called to a home near the intersection of Goncourt and des Vendéens avenues on Sunday night.

She said the mother of the baby boy called the police around 7:30 p.m., saying she was worried because the child's father had left the house with him that afternoon but failed to return.

When police searched the home, they found the body of the father and the baby on the property.

Lemieux said investigators believe the incident is a murder-suicide. The parents were in the process of separating.

The mother was taken to the hospital to be treated for shock.