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Woman killed following alleged domestic dispute, neighbours shocked

Residents of Panorama Place said they were shocked to learn of Sunday afternoon's murder of a woman in their building.

Just before 2 p.m., Richmond RCMP were called to the apartment building at 7040 Granville Ave. where a woman was discovered dead. A man was arrested at the scene and early indications are that the incident involved a domestic dispute.

"It is shocking," said one resident, who didn't see or hear anything unusual in the building. He described Panorama Place as a "very quiet building" filled mostly with seniors and immigrants.

An eighth-floor resident told The Richmond Review he was home at the time of the incident, watching TV, and he didn't see or hear anything, not even people talking, he said. He believes the incident took place just one floor below him, on the seventh floor.

Another homeowner said she happened to be outside the building when police arrived, and wasn't permitted back in until 6:30 a.m. Monday.

"The cops didn't say anything."

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the investigation.

According to police, "the preliminary information suggests that the male in custody knew the victim and it appears to be a domestic violence situation."

The man will appear in Richmond provincial court on Monday.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are working to establish what happened inside the apartment. We are asking anyone that may have heard anything or has other information to contact the IHIT Tipline,” said Cpl. Dominic Duchesneau.

IHIT is asking anyone who may have information about this homicide to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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