Richmond homicide: woman killed, man arrested at apartment

One man has been arrested after a woman's body was found inside an apartment building in Richmond, B.C. on Sunday afternoon.

Residents escorted out of building using fire department ladder truck to preserve crime scene

The crowd outside Panorama Place on Granville Street in Richmond where Jin Jenna Cheng was found dead in May 2014. (CBC)

One man has been arrested after a woman's body was found inside an apartment building in Richmond, B.C. on Sunday afternoon.

The RCMP was first called to the Panorama Place building at  7040 Granville Avenue around 2 p.m. PT.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it appears that man knew the woman and the death appears to be a case of domestic violence.

"We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are working to establish what happened inside the apartment," said a statement issued by IHIT's Cpl. Dominic Duchesneau.

The fire department was called out to escort residents from the upper floors of the building using a ladder truck, in order to preserve the evidence at the crime scene.

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