A woman arrested Tuesday in connection with the homicide of Barrhaven woman Jagtar Gill is expected to be charged with first-degree murder, police sources tell CBC News.
Gill, 43, was found stabbed multiple times in the living room of her home at 174 Brambling Way on Jan. 29.
Police said Tuesday an arrest had been made but said they would not be releasing any further details until the woman appeared in court Wednesday morning.
However, police sources said a woman who is not a family member was arrested Tuesday afternoon at Greenbank Police Station. Police had asked her to show up at the police station of her own accord.
The woman lived in the area near Gill's home, sources confirmed, adding that she works for OC Transpo with Gill's husband, Bhupinderpal.
The woman is a married mother of two and lives in the same neighbourhood as the Gills.
Family had not been contacted before arrest
Gill's death was the city's first homicide of 2014.
She was found in her home by her husband and 15-year-old daughter on the day of her 17th wedding anniversary.
Gill was survived by her husband, Bhupinderpal, and their three children, aged 15, 10 and 8.
The victim's brother-in-law, Sat Dhaliwal, said police had not contacted the family about the arrest. But he said the news is a relief after living in fear since Gill's homicide.
"We're sleeping a little better tonight, hoping to find out who the culprit is," said Dhaliwal.