Police found a dead woman on Tuesday night that they have now confirmed to have been 37-year-old Simon Fraser University professor Melanie Alexis O’Neill, reports CBC News.
Police believe the death may have been a homicide but they have not yet determined the cause of death.
O’Neill was an associate professor of biological chemistry at Simon Fraser University. She was recently awarded tenure.
Police told CBC that a man who knew the owner of the home was taken into custody in Richmond, B.C.