A girl well-known within the political and enterprise circles within the Montreal space has been discovered lifeless in what police say is a homicide adopted by a suicide.
Lisette Corbeil, 56, was discovered lifeless Wednesday in a house in Contrecoeur, Que., about 60 kilometres northeast of Montreal. David Joly, 49, was additionally discovered lifeless within the dwelling.
Corbeil’s loss of life could be twelfth femicide within the province because the starting of 2021. Whereas a number of experiences have described Joly as Corbeil’s ex-partner, Quebec provincial police declined to debate the character of their relationship.
Corbeil was director of strategic initiatives for a chamber of commerce on Montreal’s south shore, referred to as Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de la Rive-Sud. Her loss of life leaves an important void, the chamber mentioned Thursday on its Fb web page.
“Her sudden departure brings each immeasurable unhappiness and questions that can sadly by no means be answered,” the affiliation mentioned.
“We can’t repeat it sufficient, speedy motion is required to forestall extra girls from falling sufferer to such tragedies.”
Each Corbeil and Joly, the previous vice-president of a neighborhood searching and fishing affiliation, had been distinguished in Contrecoeur, a metropolis of about 6,000 individuals. Contrecoeur Mayor Maud Allaire mentioned she was shaken and appalled by one other homicide of a girl within the province.
“It’s insufferable to know that many ladies stay within the shadow of violence and it’s greater than pressing to handle this societal difficulty,” Allaire mentioned in a press release from the town. “That is unacceptable: too many ladies pay with their lives. We should act collectively to make it cease.”
The assertion added that Corbeil, who used to work for the town, might be remembered as a “beloved former worker who has made her place within the financial sector, a predominantly male atmosphere.”
The “wave of violence” raging towards girls in Quebec is a cry for assist, the town’s assertion mentioned.
It was officers with the Richelieu-Saint-Laurent police service who arrived first to the scene after responding to a 911 name.
Main crimes detectives from the provincial police took over the investigation, and a spokeswoman mentioned late Wednesday the preliminary investigation signifies Corbeil was killed earlier than Joly took his personal life. Autopsies have been ordered on the our bodies.
On Thursday, Quebec Premier François Legault supplied his condolences and was requested what extra his authorities may do, after investing closely in packages for home violence victims.
“It’s the duty of all our society to battle towards any such violence,” Legault mentioned. “I need to inform the inhabitants for those who’re conscious of one thing, please denounce.”
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