A 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 51-year-old woman in Chilliwack last month, in what police say appears to be a domestic crime.

Police arrested Clayton Jacob Warkentin on Friday evening, said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton of the integrated homicide investigation team, which probed the death. 

Police, citing privacy regulations, have not released the name of the victim, Ashton said. However, she said the woman and suspect knew each other. 

"The incidents leading up to this homicide appear to be domestic-related," she said.

The woman was found dead Feb. 24 after RCMP were called to a residence in the 42000 block of Yarrow Central Road.

The woman's death was ruled suspicious but police have not said how she died.

Warkentin will appear in Chilliwack court on Monday.