Husband in arranged marriage arrested in cold-case 2006 murder
Vancouver Police Sgt. Kevin McLaren speaks at a press conference after the arrest of a cold-case murder suspect. (CTV)
Police have arrested the husbad of an unsolved murder victim after more than half a decade.
The 33-year-old victim, Gurpreet Gill, went missing in 2006 from Vancouver. She had married Jaswant Singh Gill in an arranged marriage in 2000.
Family members in India became concerned and alerted police after they didn’t hear from her for some time. Police believed she had met with foul play.
Just two weeks ago, the BC Coroners Service matched DNA from human remains found in Richmond to the victim’s family members.
On Saturday, police arrested the victim’s 40-year-old husband.
“Even though initially there were very few clues, our investigators never gave up,” said Vancouver Police Sgt. Kevin McLaren in a release.
Gill has been charged with the second-degree murder of his wife. He appears in court Monday.