A woman murdered in Abbotsford this week may be from the Central Okanagan.
Police found the 40-year-old woman dead in the family home Wednesday night as her children were nearby. A man believed to be her ex-common-law spouse was in the home and taken into custody.
Authorities haven't released the woman's name, but CHBC has reported she formerly lived in the Central Okanagan. Police wouldn't confirm the connection Thursday.
A relative had asked Abbotsford police Wednesday night to check on the woman's well-being. Officers drove to the home on Cassiar Court and found her body. Her injuries pointed to a domestic homicide. An autopsy will confirm what killed her and when she died.
Police had been called to the address previously, said Cpl. Adam MacIntosh of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
"Children were in the home at the time police attended. They're . . . not injured and safe with relatives," he said.
He wouldn't disclose their ages and said there were at least two of them.
Major-crime detectives, forensic officers and IHIT members were sifting through the home Thursday. The suspect is being held as the experts determine if there's enough evidence to support a charge. Police will provide an update today.
"We're doing everything we can to try to come to answers and gather the evidence," MacIntosh said. "If charges are warranted, we'll recommend those. Domestic violence is always a concern for police and the community at large. This is an unfortunate tragedy."