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Police say suspicious Richmond death was a homicide

UPDATE: Police announced Tuesday morning that the death was a homicide. More details will be released at a 12:30 press conference.

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A man is dead and his wife was apprehended under the Mental Health Act Thursday afternoon following a 911 call from a home on the 11900 block of Aztec St.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said local Mounties received a 911 call around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday from the home, where a female caller claimed medical attention was required.

When police, paramedics and the fire department arrived, two people, a man and a woman, were found in medical distress, Pound said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to hospital,. She was conscious but incoherent, police said.

The dead man has an extensive medical history and the cause of his death isn't known.

Since his death appears suspicious, the regional homicide team was called in to take over the investigation.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.

The man's wife, 61, remains in hospital for assessment, Pound said.

"Although IHIT has been called in this investigation remains a suspicious death. Further investigation and medical assessment will be required before there will be more answers into what occurred," Pound said.

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