Corpse in a green bin: the police search the victim's accommodation

Corpse in green bin: police search victim's home


The day after the macabre discovery of a man's body in a recycling bin in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, the police searched the victim's apartment in search of evidence.

According to our information, the victim of this heinous murder is Richard Lizotte, 58 years old.

The victim lived in the semi-basement of a residential building located on Morgan Avenue.

His body was discovered Monday morning by a garbage collector during the collection of recyclable materials.

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The corpse had been placed in a green recovery bin and had been left at the edge of the street, very close to the intersection of avenue Létourneux and rue Adam.

At the end of the day, police officers from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) confirmed that the man had indeed been the victim of a homicide and the investigation was transferred to the Major Crimes Division. /p>

Twenty-four hours after the discovery of Richard Lizotte's body, investigators and forensic identification technicians were searching his apartment for evidence.

Richard Lizotte may have was murdered in his accommodation before his body was placed in a green bin and then transported on foot to where he was found. Only 300 meters separate the two places.

No arrests have yet been made in this case and the police are still trying to establish the motive for this murder, the 18th to be committed in Montreal since the beginning of the year.

Richard Lizotte was not a particularly well-known man in police circles. In 2005, he was found not criminally responsible for mental disorder in a criminal harassment case.