Police have identified one of two bodies found in a Cambridge Street South home Saturday.
Andrew Ferguson, 33, was found dead Saturday afternoon. Police have not named the woman who was also found dead on the second-floor apartment of 446 Cambridge St. South and do not expect to confirm her identity until an autopsy is done today.
The house, which is separated into three apartments, was under police watch yesterday as forensics investigators took photographs of the building. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. If they are confirmed to be homicides, these will be the second and third murders of 2010.
On Thursday, police found the body of Jean-Denis Mitrow in a house on Jolliet Avenue. On Friday, they confirmed the death was a homicide and have arrested a 26-year-old male who is being held for questioning. No charges have been laid.
Neighbours were shocked at the deaths of the two victms.
“They were a cute little couple,” said Lise Pond, who lives in the neighbourhood. “They looked happy… Whenever I saw (the man) he was always laughing.”
Pond said she had seen them sitting on their back balcony, “like pleasant people.” On Saturday, Pond saw authorities remove one of the bodies from the home.
“All around here, it’s spooky,” she said. “I hope they find out (what happened), They were too young.”
Richard Paquette, who lives in an apartment on Bell Street adjacent to Cambridge, said the man worked in landscaping, but had been laid off. He had been there for about a year.
The woman moved in later, about several months ago, he said.
Paquette — whose apartment looks at the back of the house where the body had been found — said the upstairs window had been open constantly for the past two weeks.
Correction - January 18, 2010, 9:42 a.m. EST: A previous version of this story's headline contained inaccurate mention of a fire. It has since been corrected.