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Husband charged with wife's murder

A 41-year-old man has been charged with the second-degree murder of his wife Sunday at the apartment they resided in at Panorama Place, 7040 Granville Ave.  - Martin van den Hemel photo
A 41-year-old man has been charged with the second-degree murder of his wife Sunday at the apartment they resided in at Panorama Place, 7040 Granville Ave.
— image credit: Martin van den Hemel photo

A 41-year-old Richmond man has now been charged with second degree murder after his wife was found dead in the apartment they shared at Panorama Place, 7040 Granville Ave.

Jian Hua Wu made his first appearance in Richmond provincial court on Monday morning in connection with the Sunday afternoon incident.

Wu was the husband of the woman who was discovered dead by police, according to a press release by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Neither alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident, which police described Sunday as a domestic incident.

Police records show no history of violence.

The name of the victim is not yet being released, police said, because the next of kin live abroad and still need to be located.

"The investigators are continuing to process the crime scene and are expected to continue this process until tomorrow," RCMP Cpl. Dominic Duchesnau said. "The residents that have been evacuated by the police will not be able to return to their apartment today."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or e-mail ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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