The girl murdered this weekend in Laval was a music lover and onetime radio host who moved to Quebec no longer up to four years in the past from her native Haiti, a friend says.
Marly Edouard, 32, was the victim of the homicide announced this weekend, police confirmed Monday.
“Marly was a visionary, a really kind and pleasant particular person,” mentioned Djimy Ducasse, who began a music promotion business with Edouard after she moved to Quebec and desired to continue supporting Haitian artists.
Her death came as “an mountainous shock,” he mentioned, after having spoken with her glowing three days in the past.
The identical day—Friday—Edouard reported that she’d got death threats, police mentioned, though she never mentioned it to Ducasse.
Her physique was learned early Sunday by a neighbour in the Laval parking lot of a condominium building on Des Châteaux St., in the neighbourhood of Chomedey.
A source instructed CTV that she was shot in the head and that a gun was learned shut by. Nonetheless police haven’t mentioned her trigger of death, confirming most efficient there had been indicators of violence on her physique and they’re treating it as a homicide.
The case has now been turned into over to provincial police, who are also working with Quebec’s independent police watchdog agency, the BEI, to investigate the alleged death threats and how Laval police handled them.
According to investigators, Edouard known as her native police on Friday to yarn the threats threats. Laval police then came to the condominium building, tranquil on Friday, to fulfill with her.
Police didn’t interpret Monday on the nature of the threats. When requested in the event that they assume Edouard was murdered by someone she knew, the Surete du Quebec mentioned they aren’t ruling that out.
Ducasse mentioned that he first met Edouard in 2013, but she didn’t switch to Quebec until 2017.
At home in Haiti, she was a radio host and was involved in totally other ways in the music scene.
In 2018, after moving to Canada, she based a firm with Ducasse known as Symbiose. They held musical events and continuously had projects on the plod, he mentioned—they spoke practically on every day foundation, “about everything and nothing,” and turned into shut.
On Friday, she was in touch to inquire him if he could maybe well perform a few work-linked things, Ducasse mentioned. She never mentioned having got death threats or about any problems in her relationships, he mentioned, though they hadn’t talked grand about their deepest lives in most fashioned months.
He performed the tasks and known as her on Sunday, and when she didn’t acknowledge, he felt something was amiss since it was the first time she ever didn’t assume up, he mentioned.
He most efficient learned of her death by reading the news on Monday and was “deeply sorry,” he mentioned.
Monday afternoon, police requested the public to come relief forward with any information concerning the case, directing them to a command put up direct up shut by, at 3240 des Châteaux.
“Other folks that enjoy witnessed or enjoy information linked to this case are invited to come relief to the cell command put up to fulfill the investigators,” mentioned police in a release.
A cell telephone quantity could maybe be accessible for the identical cause, and all calls are confidential: 1-800-659-4264.
–With information from Angela Mackenzie