Police believe body found at school is that of missing CDN woman
Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:44AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:33PM EDT
UPDATE: On March 7, Montreal police confirmed the identity of the deceased as Leila Tatari.
The family of a 69-year-old woman who went missing from Cote des Neiges has been asked to visit the morgue to confirm the identity of an individual.
Police believe the body of a woman found Tuesday morning on the grounds of Sacred Heart School, south of Dr. Penfield Ave. near Atwater Ave. is that of Leila Tatari.
Tatari, who had been living in Montreal for five months, went missing on Saturday afternoon.
Her family said she got lost easily, spoke no English or French, and had left home without a wallet or identification.
"She has been missing since February 25. She's not from here, she didn't know the area," said Constable Jean-Pierre Brabant.
Police said the death does not appear to be criminal.
"For now, what we're trying to understand is how she got there and why she got there," said Brabant.
There will be an autopsy conducted on the body to determine the cause of death.
Her family will visit the morgue to make a positive ID before any autopsy begins.