A 30-year-old Calgary man is facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the suspicious death of his wife.

Calgary police say they have now notified all family members of the woman found in medical distress in the city's northeast on Friday.

Her husband, Gagandeep Sidhu, will make his first court appearance Tuesday in Calgary.

The woman was found outside of an apartment building in the 200 block of Templegreen Drive N.E. on Friday. She was transported to hospital with critical injuries and pronounced dead shortly after.

Investigators say it appears the couple got into a fight about their relationship during a drive. Sidhu had not been feeling well and they were on their way to the hospital.

Police say the woman tried to escape and became tangled in the car's seatbelt and was dragged a significant distance.

She eventually got free but police say the man caught up with her and another altercation took place where she sustained injuries.

Police said Sidhu then left the area and continued on to the nearby hospital where he told staff about his wife.

Police say the first-degree murder charge was laid because the woman's injuries were so severe.

"The charge supports the extent that he went to ensure she was dead," said Staff Sgt. Grant Miller with the Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit.

The couple did not have children and had been married for a few years.

Police say there is no history of domestic violence and the woman, originally from India, has no family in Calgary.

An autopsy to confirm the woman's identity and cause of death will take place Monday. Calgary police are classifying the death as the sixth homicide of the year.