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Richmond man charged in Vancouver murder

A Richmond man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with a woman's death in Vancouver on June 10.

Richmond's Anthony Blake Cruz, 28, was arrested Friday in Richmond without incident and was scheduled to make his first appearance in Vancouver provincial court Monday morning.

On June 10, around 7:30 p.m., a 911 caller reported that a woman was dead inside an apartment in the 7400 block of Fraser Street.

The victim, Jessica Eguia-Cornejo, 36, was found inside the apartment and according to investigators had met with foul play.

She had only recently moved to Vancouver from Peru, in mid-2008.

In an unrelated case, Cruz was originally charged with extortion and fraud over $5,000 in relation to an incident on May 17, 2010 in Richmond. He pled guilty to fraud, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 6.

 

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