A 79-year-old man is in police custody in relation to Vancouver's seventh homicide of 2012.

Hans Krahenbuhl was charged with manslaughter following the death of an 84-year-old woman at an East Vancouver care home.

Police allege Krahenbuhl pushed the woman to the ground Thursday afternoon. The victim's name has not been released.

Krahenbuhl is expected to remain in police custody until a court appearance scheduled for Monday morning.