MONTREAL - A body, apparently of a man, was found and recovered Sunday from the municipal aqueduct, bordering Ville Émard and Verdun.
Police would confirm only that a corpse had been recovered from "a body of water" in the area.
Constable Dany Richer added that he was unable to immediately supply any details.
However, a Verdun resident, who asked that her name not be published, said the corpse appeared to be male and under 40 years of age.
It was pulled about 2 p.m. Sunday from the water onto the shoreline at the base of the bridge where Woodland Ave. crosses the channel feeding the treatment plant, she said.
The site is on the Champlain Blvd. side of the canal.
The body, the witness added, was clad in a black coat, jeans and black running shoes.
She said a police officer nearby was holding a plastic bag containing a wallet and a cellular telephone.
The body was subsequently covered with a red blanket.