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Suspect sought in slaying of Quebec woman who had reported threats days before

Written by on February 23, 2021

MONTREAL — Police are hunting for a suspect in the slaying of a Montreal-area woman on Sunday who had told authorities days prior about being the victim of alleged death threats.

Provincial police say there have been no arrests in the killing of Marly Edouard, 32, well known in Haiti’s music scene as a former manager, producer and radio host.

Djimy Ducasse, who lives in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and co-owned a music agency with Edouard, says the community to which Edouard was closely tied is taking her death hard.

He says she never mentioned anything about threats on her life when they last spoke on Friday.

Quebec provincial police have classified Edouard’s death as a homicide and say her body bore marks of violence when it was found Sunday in a parking lot in the Montreal suburb of Laval.

Meanwhile, Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating the Laval police’s response to threats Edouard reported last Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press