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Two people charged with first degree murder in death of 81 year-old woman

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm EST

(Mike Vlasveld/1310 NEWS)

OTTAWA — The suspicious death of an elderly woman over the weekend is now being investigated as a homicide and as a result, two people have been charged with first degree murder.

Ottawa Police say 40 year-old Paulo Desousa and 36 year-old Danielle Leblanc, both from Ottawa were arrested today.

Police were called to a hospital in Ottawa for a report of a suspicious death. Maria Desousa, 81, was already dead when she was brought to the hospital, Saturday afternoon.

The Ottawa Police Major Crime section has now taken charge of the incident, which is investigating the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493, or submit an anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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