UPDATE:

Officials in New Brunswick now say the deaths of a woman and a child in a community just above Saint John were a murder-suicide.

Police said the bodies of 43-year-old Louise Cassie-Laflamme and her seven-year-old daughter were found in an apartment in Rothesay on Monday.

Autopsies have been completed. The investigation has determined that the child's death was the result of a homicide, and that the woman then died as a result of a self-inflicted injury.

Cassie-Laflamme had worked as a lawyer handling domestic legal aid cases. CBC reports she had recently taken a job with New Brunswick's mental health board.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police in New Brunswick are treating the deaths of a woman and a child in a community north of Saint John as suspicious.

Kennebecasis Regional Police say 43-year-old Louise Cassie-Laflamme and her seven-year-old daughter were found dead in an apartment building in Rothesay on Monday.

Autopsies are being conducted to determine the causes of death. Cassie-Laflamme had worked as a lawyer handling domestic legal aid cases.

CBC reports she had recently taken a job with New Brunswick's mental health board.

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